Size US 3 knitting needles, double point and straight
Approx. 15-20 yards of sock yarn
- Leave a 6" tail when casting on the bow tie, and leave a 12" tail when binding off. The shorter tail will be used to sew the bow tie up, and the longer tail will be used to wrap the center of the tie and attach it to the icord.
- The bow tie size can easily be changed by using a different cast on number or knitting more or less rows. Experiment to see what size you like best.
Using double pointed needles, cast on 3 sts and work an icord until cord measures 12", or desired length. Bind off and weave in ends.
Bow Tie (make 2)
Using straight needles, cast on 18 sts. Leave tails as directed in the notes section. Knit 10 rows (5 garter ridges). Bind off.
Using the shorter tail, match the two short edges of the tie and sew together. You will now have a small ring of knitting. Flatten the piece so that the seam is in the center of the back. Take the longer tail and wrap it firmly around the center of the piece as many times as desired to get the look you want. Secure the the tail at the back of the tie, but do not cut, and then use the remaining length to attach it to the cord. Spread out the ends of bow tie. Enjoy!