Knit Parker the Bulldog’s Bow-Tie

Knit Parker the Bulldog’s Bow-Tie

Last fall my family adopted a little bulldog named Parker … so you just know I’m getting busy knitting for him! He’s such an adorable dog, and we are all madly in love with him, we’re so glad that he’s part of our family now.

First up, a bow-tie! This is a super-easy knit, you probably don’t really even need a pattern! Grab some worsted weight yarn and a pair of US 9 needles and let’s get started … p.s. gauge is not important for this one, pay attention to the size of the dog you’re knitting for.

Knit Parker the Bulldog's Bow-TieNeckband:

Cast on ten stitches.
Knit in stockinette until it’s a good length for your dog’s neck.
Bind off and seam the ends so it’s like a necklace.
Tip: Make it about an inch less than you think, it will stretch when you put it over your dog’s head.

Knit Parker the Bulldog's Bow-TieBow-Tie:

Cast on twenty stitches.
Knit in garter stitch until the piece is about twelve inches in length.
Cast off, fold in half and seam the edges. You should have a rectangle shape that’s about six inches length-wise and three inches width-wise.
Fasten the rectangular piece to the neckband in three spots, the middle and the two ends. If you don’t fasten the ends, the sides be floppy – trust me on this one.
Wrap yarn around the middle of the bow to pinch the middle, creating the triangle effect of a bow-tie. Pull yours tighter than I did, really tight!

Knit Parker the Bulldog's Bow-Tie

Your bow-tie is complete but all this knitting has Parker tuckered out! Night, night!

Knit Parker the Bulldog's Bow-Tie


About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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