Aaron's Hitchhiker Necktie by Tina Johnston

Aaron's Hitchhiker Necktie

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
men's necktie length
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Aaron is my bank teller. Last summer when he found out I had a yarn store he asked me whether I could knit a necktie? I said yes but did not commit to the project until his coworkers asked me if I would make it for his birthday. Aaron’s Colleagues at the Orenco Umqua bank picked out the Lilliput sock yarn in the color Puppy love (He did really ask for pink). I did the pattern and knitting. The result is this necktie that you too can make for a special guy. In addition I put in a little Homage to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as the cast on number is 42. You can also get the pattern on the Blacksheep Woolshed Website Blog.

Needles: size 1 (2.25mm), 40” circ. For magic loop Yarn: 1 skein (approx. 300 yds) fingering weight. Cast on: 42 stitches

This tie was knit in a seed stitch pattern. It is important, however, to create a row of knit stitches on either side of your tie so it will lay flat.