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Knitted tie tutorial: cast on this free tie knitting pattern

Ann Franklin's brilliant knitted tie is quick to knit and super-stylish too

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Published: May 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm
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Cast on this timeless Fair Isle knitted tie – it’ll be his favourite choice for sure! You can't beat the stylish finish of a hand knit and a knitted tie is no exception. Work the knitted tie pattern in DK super wash wool so it is easy to clean and maintain but will look brilliant with its patterned Fair Isle finish. We've got a handy knitting chart to help you work your knitted tie pattern using DK wool, but you can change the colours to match your recipients suit style or why not make a knitted tie for yourself for the next time you want to rock to executive knit look?

To knit this knitted tie you will need

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You’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations in this pattern. This pattern is written in UK metrics but it’s really easy to convert, just check out our yarn weight conversion chart and beginner’s guide.


To ensure that the pattern remains consistent, be sure to always hold Yarn B above Yarn A, and Yarn A under Yarn B. This will ensure that the colour dominance remains the same throughout the tie. Increases are worked by knitting into the front and then back of the same stitch on knit rows, using a different colour for each leg of the stitch; and by purling into the back and then front of the same stitch on purl rows, again using a different colour for each leg of the stitch. Working increases in this way keeps the continuity of the Fair Isle pattern correct. To find pour more about increases, check out our How to increase in knitting article.


30 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 3.25mm needles. Find out more about tension in our knitting tensions squares article.


Width at widest point 7cm (2¾in)

Width at narrowest point 4cm (1½in)

Length 147.5cm (58in)

Knitted tie chart

knitted tie chart

Knitted tie pattern

Cast on 2 sts using 3.25mm needles and Yarn A.
Row 1 (RS) K1 in the front of the first st in Yarn A, do not take the stitch off the needle, K1 in the back of the same stitch using Yarn B, take both sts off the needle, K1 in Yarn A. [3 sts]
Row 2 P1 in the back of the first st in Yarn A, do not take the stitch off the needle, P1 in the front of the same stitch using Yarn B, P1 in Yarn B, P1 in the back of the first st in Yarn B, do not take the stitch off the needle, P1 in front of the same stitch in Yarn A, take both stitches off the needle. [5 sts]
Row 3 Work as for third row of Chart A, working increases in first and last sts as in Row 1. [7 sts]

Continue to follow the knitted tie chart, working any increases by either working kfb or pbf as worked in Rows 1 and 2, using the colours as set in the chart.

To make up the knitted tie

Join the main seam. Making sure that the main seam is central, block gently, following any instructions on the ball band.

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Download the knitted tie pattern

Click this link to download the knitted tie PDF pattern.


More like the knitted tie pattern

We have more free knitting patterns like the knitted tie pattern right here on Gathered! Take a look at our free toy dog knitting patterns for cute canines in yarn, or try our knitted elephant pattern. For more knits for men, how about our DIY camera strap or our beer cosy knitting pattern.


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Ann FranklinKnitting Designer

Ann Franklin has many years of knitting experience, having been taught to knit, crochet and sew as a very young child by her mother, who was hugely skilled in all three. She combines knitting and designing with her full time job as a HLTA in a local primary school . Her designs first appeared ten years ago in Knit Today magazine, and she also had designs published in Love Knitting for Baby magazine. She currently designs for Simply Knitting magazine. Her designs can also be found on Love Crafts and Ravelry.

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