A quick knit for your sweetheart (or yourself),this retro necktie takes advantage of the tapering effect created by chevron stitch. The necktie is worked in two separate sections for symmetry, then joined at the back of the neck with 3-needle bind-off. Decreases flow organically within the pattern so that the necktie fits nicely under a button-down collar. A crisp dk weight yarn makes this tie appropriate for the office, or try a hand-painted silk for a luxurious touch. Start it now, and you’ll have it ready in plenty of time for Valentine’s day.