The Manimal is a suit-and-tie kinda guy (or as we prefer to say: he’s the Greg to my Dharma), so when I stumbled upon a free pattern for a seed-stitch tie, I just couldn’t pass it up!
Nor could I pass up the opportunity to use this yarn – a lovely Malabrigo Dos Tierras color fittingly dubbed “Whales Road.” The yarn itself is a DK weight, which is a little thinner than the worsted weight for which the pattern called… to make up the loss, I doubled-up the yarn, essentially knitting with two strands rather than one.
I know. I can’t do anything the easy way. But that’s okay, because he absolutely loves it and has made it clear he expects at least 15 additional knitted ties of different colors and in a variety of patterns. 🙂
I call this one “Hron Rād,” after the kenning for the ocean which translates as “Whale-Road.”
For Whom: The Manimal
Tools: Circulars, 5.0 mm (US 8)
Yarn Brand: Malabrigo Yarn
Yarn Name: Dos Tierras
Color: Whales Road
Yarn Weight: DK
Fibers: 50% Merino Wool / 50% Alpaca