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Houndstooth Check Tie
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino - Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: 90122AD This fun Fair Isle tie features a classic houndstooth pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 3 1/2 x 56 in. (9 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep magenta


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Note: (A)

240-205 Sock-Ease Yarn: Cotton Candy Shades of pink, medium purple, and lime green
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Note: (B)

240-201 Sock-Ease Yarn: Rock Candy Light gray with dark gray, dusty purple, yellow, and white
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240-200 Sock-Ease Yarn: Toffee Deep gray with orange, yellow, and white
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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Knitting needles size 3 (3.25 mm)
GAUGE:
30 sts + 40 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit)Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together.



Check Pattern (multiple of 4 sts) Note: In Check Pattern, the contrast color (CC) alternates between B, C, and D as specified in Tie pattern.

Row 1 (RS): With A k1, *with CC k1, with A k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with CC k1, with A k2.

Row 2: *With CC p3, with A p1; rep from * across.

Row 3: *With CC k3, with A k1; rep from * across.

Row 4: With A p1, *with CC p1, with A p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, with CC p1, with A p2.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Check Pattern.

NOTES:
When changing color, pick up new color from under old color to twist yarns and prevent holes.


INSTRUCTIONS



TIE With A, cast on 56 sts.

Row 1: With A, k14; with B as CC, work Row 1 of Check Pattern across next 28 sts, with A, k14.

Row 2: With A, p14, with B as CC, work Row 2 of Check Pattern across next 28 sts, with A, p14.

Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with B as CC, until piece measures 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.

Next Row: Cut B, join C.

Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with C as CC, until piece measures 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.

Next Row: Cut C, join D.

Continue as established, keeping first and last 14 sts in St st with A and working rem sts in Check Pattern with D as CC, until piece measures 20 in.

(51 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4 of Check Pattern.

Next Row: With A k16, with D k1, *with A k7, with D k1; rep from * across to last 15 sts, with A k15.

Next Row: With A, purl.

Next Row: With A k18, with D k1, *with A k9, with D, k1; rep from * once more, with A, k to end of row.

Cut D, remainder of Tie is worked with A only.

Next Row: With A, purl.

Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog (dec made), k to last 3, ssk (dec made), k1– 54 sts remain.

Continue in St st with A only, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row every 4 rows 6 more times – 42 sts after all decs have been made.

Continue in St st until piece measures 40 in.

(101.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next (Inc) Row: K1, k into front and then back of next st (inc made), k across to last 2 sts, k into front and then back of next st (inc made), k1 – 44 sts remain at end of row.

Continue in St st, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Inc Row every 6 rows 2 more times – 48 sts after all incs have been made.

Work in St st until piece measures 56 in.

(142 cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING Seam long sides of Tie.

Flatten Tie with seam centered at back.

Seam top and lower edges.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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