Techniques used

  • Cast on stitches
  • Cast off stitches
  • Knit flat
  • Purl flat

Frederik's Bow Tie - English

Frederik’s Bow Tie was designed to accompany the stylish waistcoat and trousers set shown in the pictures (Frederik’s Gladrags). You can knit this bow tie in any yarn you like. Bear in mind that the final measurements will depend on your gauge. The bow tie is knitted as a rectangle in stocking stitch and is then folded over and sewn discretely, and attached to a piece of adjustable elastic.


one size fits all

Finished measurements

Width: 8 cm [3 inches]

Height: 4 cm [1.5 inches]


24 stitches = 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in stocking stitch on a 3.00 mm [US2½] needle).

Suggested needle size

3.00 mm [US2½] circular or straight needles.


Yarn: 5 g Isager Tweed (Fingering, 50 g = 200 m [218 yds]) held together with 5 g Isager Alpaca 1 (Lace, 50 g = 400 m [437 yds]).

Additional: sewing needle, adjustable elastic band.