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Silk City

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Silk City
Silk City

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Double-knit
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Read color charts

Pattern Description:

"While thinking about what kinds of objects could really benefit from colorwork in double-knitting, I came up with the usual suspects: hats, scarves, blankets, maybe cuffs on sweaters the list was really pretty short. I felt there must be more and it occurred to me I hadn't seen many good necktie patterns in general. Those I had seen were either done in garter stitch reversible by nature, but not terribly interesting or required construction tantamount to actually sewing a tie out of fabric. Double-knitting seemed to me to be a perfect solution it's reversible, it never curls, and it's easy to shape. Because a tie needs to be made out of thin enough fabric to make a rather large knot without being too bulky, it's best done in a finer-weight yarn so I had the opportunity to chart a more detailed design." - Alasdair Post-Quinn


29 sts/38 rows = 4" in double-stockinette fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3.75" wide necktie


  • 1 set US2/2.75mm straight needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Crystal Palace Panda Silk


3001, 3013