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Classic Cotton Tie

By: Bernat

Knit ties are all the rage, so why not join in the trend with the Classic Cotton Tie? This is a great project for novice knitters who want to master the seed stitch. The Classic Cotton Tie looks great in the emerald green color shown, but it would look great with any other bold solid. Try stripes or another pattern for a funky twist. With just one ball of yarn, you can create a stylish and unique accessory your man will love donning at every special occasion!


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 (2.4 oz/70 g; 282 yds/258 m) Jade Jersey (85700) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


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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