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Casual Friday Tie

Give off a stylish, retro vibe while wearing the Casual Friday Tie. This simple, skinny knit tie pattern is a great pattern for those who want to get more comfortable with knitting seed stitch. Knit with just one ball of yarn, the Casual Friday Tie is a fun way to mix up your typical knitting routine. This quick project is great for long car rides or late night TV watching.


Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Bernat® Cotton-ish™ by Vickie Howell (70 g/2.4 oz; 258 m/282 yds)
  • Size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


21 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed Stitch Pat.


Approx 2½" [6 cm] wide x 55½" [141 cm] long.



Cast on 2 sts
1st row: (RS). K1. P1.
2nd row: P1. K1.
3rd row: [(P1. K1) in next st] twice. 4 sts.
4th row: (K1. P1) twice.
5th row: (K1. P1) in first st. K1. P1. (K1. P1) in last st. 6 sts.
6th row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
7th row: (P1. K1) in first st. (P1. K1) twice. (P1. K1) in last st. 8 sts.
8th row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
9th row: (K1. P1) in first st. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. (K1. P1) in last st. 10 sts.
10th row: As 6th row.
11th row: (P1. K1) in first st. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. (P1. K1) in last st. 12 sts.
12th row: As 8th row.
13th row: As 9th row. 14 sts.
14th row: As 6th row.
15th row: As 11th row. 16 sts.
16th row: As 8th row.
17th row: As 9th row. 18 sts.

Cont even in established Seed Stitch Pat until piece measures 21" [53.5 cm] from point, ending on a WS row.

Next row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 16 sts.
Cont even in pat until piece measures 54½" [138.5 cm] from point, ending on a WS row.
Next row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 4 sts.
Next row: (RS). ssk. K2tog. 2 sts.
Cast off.




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Hi.. I am quite new to knitting. I can't really figure out how I in the 3d row go from 2 sts to 4sts,could you help, please? S

Could I get a little help with this pattern? I am very new at this. When it gets to the point where it says " continue in established seed stitch pattern", what are my next two rows. I have done it several times and it just doesn't look right. Once I know where to go from there I will be fine. Up to that point it looks fine!

Hi melbo3 5455195, We suggest posting your question to our site's Facebook page. We have a ton of talented followers who would love to offer some guidance. Thanks -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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