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Father's Day Special Moss Stitch Tie

  • Knitting
  • 3-4 hours
  • Beginner


SIZE - 142cm (56in) long


  • * 2 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Ruby 700
  • * Pair each of 2.75mm (US 2) and 3.25mm (US 3) knitting needles
  • * 38cm (15in) of 2.5cm (1in) wide grosgrain ribbon TENSION 28 sts and 48 rows to 10cm (4in) square over moss st using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.


  • alt: alternate
  • beg: beginning
  • cont: continue(ing)
  • dec: decrease(ing)
  • foll: follow(s)(ing)
  • g: grams
  • cm: centimetre(s)
  • in: inch(es)
  • inc: increas(e)(ing)
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • tog: together
  • st: stitch USA glossary
  • cast off: bind off
  • moss st: seed st
  • tension: gauge


  1. With 3.25mm (US 3) needles, cast on 13 sts. Moss st row K1, [p1, k1] to end.
    This row forms moss st and is repeated throughout. Cont in moss st until strip measures 66cm (26in) from cast on edge.

  2. Place markers at each end of last row. Change to 2.75mm (US 2) needles. Cont in moss st for a further 4 rows. Dec row K1, [p1, k1] twice, p3tog, [k1, p1] twice, k1. 11 sts. Cont in moss st until strip measures 103cm (40½in) from cast on edge.

  3. Place markers at each end of last row. Change to 3.25mm (US 3) needles. Cont in moss st until strip measures 142cm (56in) from cast on edge. Cast off in moss st.

  4. Neaten ribbon by folding 1.5cm (5/8in) at each end onto wrong side and stitch folds in place.

  5. Stitch ribbon to wrong side of tie centrally between markers. If preferred, you can also fold the edges of the cast on and cast off edges onto the wrong side to make points at each end of the tie.

  6. Position the ribbon backed section of the tie around the neck to lie under the collar, before tying.