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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! 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-Tie


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-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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