Work in Progress: A Men's Tie

October 04, 2011 5 Comments

My Dad always wore these ties and so I thought it was pretty cool when my husband started wearing them.  Don't let the idea of a tie fool you. I thought it'd be a quick knit but turns out knitting 60" inches on a size 4 needle it's going to take a little longer than expected. For now this is a project that I pick up and work on in between my other projects. The pattern is originally called Dennis, but I think it's needs more of a Prep School name so I call it Winfield. Pattern: Dennis Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk Color: Ocean I'm trying something new with this project - square double-pointed needles.  Have any of you ever tried these before? I don't have strong feelings about them one way or the other. I do think that I like them better than wood or bamboo but was originally looking for the Addi double pointed.  Has anyone use the Addis? I would love to hear about your experience with them! Here's my Ravelry project



5 Responses

Colleen
Colleen

September 26, 2016

I a sorry to say that I have to disagree with my younger sister here. I LOVE bamboo and wood. I have the Harmony wood needles from Knit Picks and prefer them anyday over the Addi’s that I borrowed from Katie. Plus when knitting don’t you think it is more authentic to use the “natural” materials than metal ones!! I am thinking that it is a personal taste, metal over wood or bamboo. Yes!!

Sarah
Sarah

September 26, 2016

What do you think about the square double points??? Have you seen the glass double points – they are supposed to warm up as you go to make the knitting faster. Saw them at Stitches East last year…

Betsy Jo
Betsy Jo

September 26, 2016

Lovely photos, blog, design— all of it! Proud of you two!

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 26, 2016

Love this blog. Great pictures and the pattern should definitely be something aristocratic sounding.

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September 26, 2016

[…] These are a nice manly pattern so I’m making them for my husband.  I haven’t finished his tie yet and every now and then he reminds me I still haven’t knitted anything for him. Maybe […]

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