Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Dad Style Vertical Stripe Tie
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: L10389 A fun accessory pattern featured in YarnPlay, this tie turns classic garter stitch on its head. Perfect for Father's Day, birthday and holiday gifts. Designed by Kim Hamlin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Child (Adult) About 43 (50) in. (109 (127) cm) long. Note: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-150 Microspun Yarn: Sterling

Light, silvery grey


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (A)

910-109 Microspun Yarn: Royal Blue

Intense medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (B)

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 2 (2.75 mm), 36 in. (94.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
6 sts = about 1 in (2.5 cm). 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:
kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st -1 st increased.


INSTRUCTIONS



TIE Note: To make counting easier when casting on a large number of sts, tie a piece of contrast color yarn or insert a marker between groups of 50 sts.





With A, cast on 260 (300) sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K to last st, kfb.

Change to B.

Row 3: Knit.

Change to C.

Row 4: K to last st, kfb.

Row 5: Knit.

Change to A.

Row 6: K to last st, kfb.

Row 7: Knit.

Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 6 and 7.

Row 12: K to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 13: Knit.

Rows 14-19:Rep Rows 12 and 13.





FINISHINGWeave in ends.

Dampen and block thoroughly to keep edges flat and even.

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k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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