November 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in slip-stitch pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
54" (137 cm) long and 3" (7.5 cm) wide at end worn outside

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2004: “I once considered slip-stitch patters to be ‘cheater’s Fair Isle.” When I took a class with Anna Zilborg, autho r of Knitting for Anarchists, I found they were a clever technique for color and texture, producing a woven-like cloth, not at all like traditional Fair Isle knitting. I chose the simplest of patterns and the sweetest of single-ply merino, the resulting fabric is perfect for a tie.“

Finished Size: 54” (137 cm) long and 3” (7.5 cm) wide at end worn outside.

Yarn: Morehouse Merino 2 Strand (100% merino; 220 yd (201 m)/2 oz): rust and ochre, 1 skein each.

Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm): 23” (60-cm) circular.

Notions: Tapestry needle; removable stitch markers or scrap yarn.

Gauge: 40 sts and 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in slip-stitch pattern.

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 www.interweaveknits.com or send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to All Tied Up, 201 East 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537.

This collection of patterns is no longer available for free at interweaveknits.com.