Knitted Necktie

Shown here on Allison's son at his prom!

 Materials: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn (approx 100 grams)

                 Size 5 mm knitting needles

 Directions: Cast on 2 sts

 Row 1: K1, m1, k1, m1 (4 sts)

Row 2: Knit across

Row 3: k2, inc 1 in next st, k1, (5 sts)

Row 4: k2, m1, k1, m1, k2. (7 sts)

Row 5: Knit across

Rows 6-13: repeat rows 4&5 until 19 sts on needle.

Knit until piece measure 5 inches from tip.

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (17 sts)

Knit until piece measures 7 1/2 " from tip

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (15 sts)

Knit until piece measures 10 " from tip

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (13 sts)

Knit until piece measures 12 1/2 " from tip

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (11 sts)

Knit until piece measures 15" from tip

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1. (9 sts)

Knit until piece measures 52" from tip or desired length.

Dec Row: k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1. (7 sts)

Next: knit across

Next: k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)

Next: knit across

Next: k2tog, k1, k2tog.(3 sts)

Next: k across

Next: k2tog, k1. (2 sts_)

Next: k2tog, bind off