Bolero Tie by Leigh Radford
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Bolero Tie

November 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 yards (110 m)
About 1" (2.5 cm) wide and 56" (142 cm) long
This pattern is available from for kn6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits Online Store: “I’d been listening to the Jack White (White Stripes) and Loretta Lynn duet “Portland, Oregon” and was feeling “a little bit country.” I decided to experiment and try something a little different and ended up with this braided bolero.“

Finished Size: About 1” (2.5 cm) wide and 56” (142 cm) long.

Yarn: Berroco Suede (100% nylon; 120 yd 110 m/50 g): #3717 Wild Bill Hickock, 1 ball.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 18 sts and 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of 2 double-pointed (dpn).

Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle; bath towel; sharp-point sewing needle and matching sewing thread.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2004

Note: This pattern originally appeared in a collection of 6 different tie patterns entitled “All Tied Up” designed by the following:

  • Mary Jane Mucklestone
  • Ive Bigelow
  • Susan Sternlieb
  • Leigh Radford
  • Ann Budd
  • Pam Allen

Photos of these projects are on page 83 of Interweave Knits, Fall 2004. The patterns are NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for these ties on the website or send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to All Tied Up, 201 East 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537. This collection of patterns is currently available for free at