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Wakefield Men's Knit Tie Free Pattern

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Wakefield Men's Knit Tie by Briana K Designs

With a nice yet subtle texture, the Wakefield Men's Knit Tie Pattern is sure to win over a man. This is a great birthday or Father’s Day gift. A knit tie goes well with a tailored suit or blazer with casual trousers. But they can dress up any outfit as well. It's a great option for a spring or summer wedding, as well as a casual business lunch. And don't forget about Sunday brunch, a knit tie is very dapper for so many occasions.

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Want even more tie styles? Check out these ties:

Men’s Crochet Tie Free Pattern
Bradford Knit Tie Free Pattern
Carlisle Knit Bow Tie Pattern

Wakefield Men's Knit Tie Pattern Supplies:

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Knitting Needles:

3.25 mm DPN’s or Circular Needles (US 3)


Stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Measuring Tape


Patons Grace 100% Cotton
Picture example is color Viola


225 - 250 yards (206 - 229 m)


CO- cast on
Sts- stitchs
k- knit
p- purl
kf&b- knit into front and back of next stitch
k2tog- knit 2 stitches together


 (with 3.25 mm needles)
6 sts x 8 rows = 1 inch x 1 inch

Skill Level:



Measurements and Sizing:
Average Tie is 56 inches long. (5’ 11’’ male)
Long Tie is 59 inches long. (6’ 1” male)
Extra Long is 61 inches long. (6’ 3”male)
Widest point is 2 ½ inches.
Narrowest point is 1 ⅛ inches.

Wakefield Men's Knit Tie by Briana K Designs

Sizing Your Knit Tie:

Men come in all shapes and sizes, so the best way to size your tie is to know the measurements for whom the tie is intended for. Most knit ties will be thinner than a normal tie. This is because there is no taper on a knit tie. The width of the tie can be adjusted by adding or subtracting more or fewer stitches for the pattern to repeat when casting on.

How do you determine the crochet tie length?

Often knowing what length to make a tie will determine the height of a person. If making this as a gift use the guide below to choose which length your tie will be. The other factor that can affect length will be how the tie is tied. A Full Windsor Knot will be thicker than other knots, and therefore will require just a little bit more length. Ultimately, the aim is to have the knit tie rest around the buckle when a person is standing up.

Tie SizeBody HeightTie Length
ShortLess than 5’9″ (175 cm)53″ to 55″ (135 to 140 cm)
Standard5’9″ to 6’3″ (175 to 190 cm)57″ to 58″ (145 to 147 cm)
LongMore than 6’3″ (190 cm)61″ to 63″ (155to 160 cm)
Tie Size Chart by Briana K Designs

Knit Tie Pattern Repeat:

Round 1-2: knit

Round 3: *k1, p1, repeat * around

Round 4-5: knit

Round 6: *p1, k1, repeat * around

Wakefield Men's Knit Tie Pattern Tie Written Instructions

Color choices are up to you! Get creative and have some fun. 

3.25 mm DPN or Magic Loop (US 3)

Round 1: Using Long Tail Method, cast on 36 sts. Leave a tail of at least 8" past cast on. This will be used to sew the tie shut.

Distribute stitches evenly and join to work in the round being careful not to twist sts using your preferred method. Place marker to signify the beginning of round. (36)

Rounds 2-5: Knit (36)

Knit Pattern Repeat, established as follows:

Round 6: Knit

Round 7: Knit

Round 8: *K1, P1, repeat* around

Round 9: Knit

Round 10: Knit

Round 11: *P1, K1, repeat* around

Work  Pattern Repeat until tie measures 16 inches (19 inches for Long and 21 inches for Extra Long), ending with a P1, K1 round.

Knit Tie Pattern Decrease:

Round 9: *k2tog, knit 16; repeat * to end (34)

Round 10: Knit

Round 11: *k1, p1, repeat* around

Rounds 12-13: Knit

Round 14: *p1, k1, repeat * around

Rounds 15-20: Pattern Repeat

Round 21: *k2tog, knit 15; repeat * to end (32)

Round 22: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 23: *k2tog, knit 14; repeat * to end (30)

Round 24: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 25: *k2tog, knit 13; repeat * to end (28)

Round 26: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 27: *k2tog, knit 12; repeat * to end (26)

Round 28: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 29: *k2tog, knit 11; repeat * to end (24)

Round 30: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 31: *k2tog, knit 10; repeat * to end (22)

Round 32: Repeat rounds 10-14

Round 33: *k2tog, k9, repeat * around (20)

Round 34: Knit until tie measures 37 inches (40 inches for Long and 43 inches for Extra Long)

Knit Tie Pattern Increase

Round 20: *kf&b, k9, repeat * around (22)

Round 21: Knit

Round 22: *kf&b, k10, repeat * around (24)

***If you do not wish to have the pattern repeat design on the back part of the tie, continue to knit until tie measures 56 inches (58 inches for Long and 59 inches for Extra Long), then go to Finishing. (makes no difference for function) ***

Rounds 23-25: Work Pattern Repeat until tie measures 56 inches (59 inches for Long and 61 inches for Extra Long) (24)

Rounds 26- 30: Knit (24)

Knit Tie Finishing

Bind Off, fasten off,  and draw thread through last stitch. Use ending thread to stitch beginning and ending tie openings closed, weave in end.

The recommended way to tie is the four-in-hand method and to pull snug


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The Wakefield Knit Tie was originally published in February of 2015, and updated to the blog in June of 2022.

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