A Necktie Fit for the Circus

When I saw the Reversible Stripes Scarf in Purl Soho’s shop, I knew I had to give the stitch pattern a go. The stitch pattern is a bit confusing for the first few rows but once you get going it is easy, easy, easy. I love the way the stripes knit up. The vertical side reminds me of a circus performer. It is also a great pattern for impressing onlookers. I can’t count the number of inquiries I got about the pattern while knitting. If you want to look like a knitting master, you should definitely give this a shot.

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My mind has also been on men’s neckties lately and so this reversible striped necktie was born. You can’t see in these pictures but this is a square bottomed tie. I think the square shape really helps to emphasize the geometry of the stripes. This tie became a gift for JB’s brother. It is so wonderful to see my knits being worn with love!

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And a close up to showcase the knot.

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I am working on writing this up as my first free pattern. I figured I would start small and work my way up 🙂

A colorwork obsession

In my newest obsession with knitting, I have embarked on a number of projects to practice my colorwork. Recent adventures have been a pair of argyle socks, a color block sweater, a plaid experiment (a secret as of yet), and this: a striped necktie.

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Inspiration for the project comes from my boyfriend’s love for knitted ties and this striped scarf pattern from Purlbee. I went into the store last weekend and fell in love with the stitch pattern from their shop sample.

Pictures of my other colorwork projects are coming soon.