Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Gentlemen's Bowtie FREE Knit Pattern

I have always struggled to find nice, trendy patterns for the grown men in my life.  So when I saw that one of my sons had begun to wear bowties with his dress clothes, I thought to myself  "I can make those!!"  They are a quick gift to make up and with the Holiday Season upon us it is the PERFECT time to make them up for gifts!!

The Gentlemen's Bowtie is knit in a tight linen stitch.  The finished fabric resembles a nice tweed.  And because of this NO BLOCKING is necessary!!  Isn’t that GREAT!?!?



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THE GENTLEMEN'S BOWTIE

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SIZE:  4 ¼ inches x 1 ½ inches

MATERIALS:
·         Sock or fingering weight yarn 45-50 yds
·         Size 2 needles (2.75 mm)
·         Yarn needle
·         Hand sewing needle
·         Coordinating sewing thread
·         Small sew on snaps.

GAUGE:  11 sts = 1 inch, 16 rows = 1 inch

STITCHES AND TERMS USED:

·         CO – cast on
·         K – knit
·         P – purl
·         Wyif – with yarn in front
·         Wyib – with yarn in back


BOWTIE BODY:  CO 16
Row 1: K, s1 wyif. Repeat across. K last 2 sts.
Row 2: P, s1 wyib. Repeat across. P last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures 9 inches. Bind off and leave a long end for sewing.
Sew short ends together. Secure. Center the seam and thread the tail through both thicknesses and pull tightly to gather. Secure. Set aside.
Sew short ends together. Secure. Center the seam.

On the front side, thread the tail through both thickness as shown in the picture above. 

Pull tight and secure with a knot.  

CENTER BAND:  CO 10
Row 1: K, s1 wyif. Repeat across. K last 2 sts.
Row 2: P, s1 wyib. Repeat across. P last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures 1 ½  inches. Bind off and leave a long end for sewing.
Wrap around the center gathered portion of the bowtie body and stitch seam.  Secure the center band with a few small stitches to the body at the top and bottom edges of the bowtie, leaving the sides open so that the neck band can be passed through.  See picture below Neck Band.

NECK BAND:  CO 6
Row 1: (K, sl 1 wyif) twice. K last 2 sts.
Row 2: (P, sl 1 wyib) twice. P last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures ½ inch longer than neck measurement. Bind off and weave in all ends. Follow the picture tutorial below for a final assembly.  

On the back side of the bowtie, slip a crochet hook under the center band and hook onto the end of the neck band.  Ensure the back side of the band is facing towards you and carefully pull the neck band through the center band, centering the neck band as shown in the picture below.

This is how it will look.  You may secure the neck band to the center band, but it is not necessary.  It should be a snug fit and will not slide much, if any.

Hand sew three sets of snaps spaced 1/4 inch apart to the ends of the neck band.  Make sure one end is sewn to the front side and the other end is sewn to the back side.  




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Amy B