Free Pattern: Bowtie Beauty

IMG_8042[1]Do you remember not too long ago I made a few bowties for a friend’s event? Well, since I made up that pattern as I went I have decided to make it available for free. If you have an Ravelry account (you can join for free) you may download the pattern from the pattern page here.

I kinda put this pattern on the back-burner but, my niece has been wanting a bowtie of her own ever since she saw me make the others. She kept pleading and begging with me to make her some to wear with her school uniform. Well, while working on hers I found my rough draft of the pattern and edited it just a bit. So, it is now available on Ravelry.

This is a very simple pattern. I think it would be great for a beginner who wants to practice a few stitches. This pattern uses seed stitch, garter stitch, and 1 x 1 ribbing. Also, if you are a more experienced and just want a quick and satisfying knit then, this would be great too. It whips up in a couple of hours so, it’s an almost immediate gratification.

The yarn used was worsted weight acrylic (Red Heart Super Saver) and size 8 knitting needles.

Finished Object: Bowtie Beauty (all colors)

Well, I shared pictures with you in a previous post of the finished bowties in blue. However, I thought Why not share all the colors that I made? I really like how the photos turned out. I was able to get great lighting. So, this definitely shows off the detail and texture of the bowties. I must admit that I am so happy that I have finished these because I was starting to get so bored with it that I had no motivation to pick them up. But, they’re done and now I can start back working on my sweater Chuck.

Enjoy the photos…

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Knit Style: Bowtie Beauty

IMG_7190[1]Even though I am just trying on the bowtie in this picture (it is going to be shipped out), I really like how the style of this looks. This is the outfit that I am wearing today and the bowtie just fit with it so seamlessly. My outfit consists of a colorful plaid full skirt, a crisp white collared shirt, belted waists, and accessorized with bangles and bold earrings. Then, the bowtie adds the final effect.

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Finished Object: Bowtie Beauty

So, I just finished this bowtie this morning. I received a request for some bowties for an event and I decided, Why not? I usually don’t take commissions because I am not a big fan of having clients and the stress that comes along with it. I enjoy what I do and don’t want to lose that joy. So, I told her I would make it for her as a gift. She requested a few colors. So, I finished the blue. I’m currently making a vivid purple one and then, a fuchsia.

PhotoGrid_1371070296943 IMG_20130612_093840I searched Ravelry and the Internet for Bowtie patterns but, I wasn’t a big fan of most of them. So, I decided I’ll just make my own pattern. This is my first pattern and though it is super simple I think it is great for a beginner. It uses three different stitch patterns: seed stitch, garter stitch, and 1×1 ribbing. So, it keeps things interested. I am also pretty pleased with the construction of the bowtie. I added two buttonholes to the neckband because I wanted the bowtie to be adjustable since we all have different neck sizes. I also chose these precious nautical inspired gold buttons. I think they look gorgeous against the royal blue.

I think the bow portion could be used for a number of things. Such as adorning hats, as a necklace, a pin, etc.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Needle – 8 (5.0 mm)

Level – Beginner to Easy

I will probably make this pattern available for free. So, check out my Ravelry for the future pattern.

I also want better pictures of the bowtie (These were taken with my phone for this post). So, I’ll post future picks of me (or someone) wearing the bowtie.