For the most part, knit on the way to Richmond, VA for my good friend’s wedding. Until I ran out of yarn. Oops! I cast off, and basically choked him trying to tie it so he could wear it to the wedding. When we got home, I picked up around the BO edge and knit straight black for a few more inches. It's the "skinny" part of the tie (or at least it would be on a non-skinny tie...not sure how to describe it otherwise) so you can't really see how I made adjustments!



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  • Marie in NYC commented 6 years ago

    The tie looks great - I can't believe you pieced it together on the way!

    knityorkcity replied 6 years ago

    Haha thanks! I hope nobody can tell. It was tough for him to wear with about 1" on the skinny side. He almost choked putting it on. Oops!

  • Close Knit - Ani commented 6 years ago

    I love this! I've been eye-ing it for a while. I just need to learn to use double-pointed needles, and then I'm going to try to make one for my boyfriend's birthday :)

    Any tips for using double-pointed needles?

    Marie in NYC replied 6 years ago

    Actually, the Purl Bee also has a great tutorial for using DPNs:  (I prefer Magic Loop for the knitting in the round - here's a link to a KnitPicks tutorial:

    knityorkcity replied 6 years ago

    That Purl Bee tutorial looks like it's really good. I don't usually use the magic loop technique like Marie suggested but I think I'm in the minority. 

    This pattern isn't hard but I might start with a hat if it's your first time using DPNs to get the hang of it. (The cast on for the tie is not a regular circular one.) Other than that, it's really the same as knitting flat except you're only working on the right (knit) side. You just have to visualize it as a tube going round and round, working in a spiral, if you will, with the wrong side on the inside.

    Biggest tip, make sure your stitches don't get twisted when you cast on or your circle will become a figure 8! Good luck! I can't wait to see what you make :)
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