Get ready for Father's Day -Tie in garter stitch

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

"Something to knit - a tie for your father

Why not make a tie for your father in garter stitch?
You will need a full ball of 4 ply knitting wool in a tweed mixture, or perhaps a colour to match your father's clothes.
Using size 9 needles, cast on 14 stitches, Slip the first stitch of the next row onto your right-hand needle without knitting it. Then knit the rest of the row as you have done before.
Slip the first stitch at the beginning of each row without knitting it. This will give your tie a firm edge.
Carry on knitting until you have about 900 mm of knitting, or measure it against one of your father's ties to be sure it is the correct length.
When your knitting is long enough, cast it off.
You can wrap up the knitted tie you have made and give it to your father as a surprise."

From: A Ladybird Book about Knitting by Maurren and Michael Harvey with Illustrations by Eric Winter, Ladybird Books Ltd, Loughborough 1972