You guys have seen my go to baby gift.
Turns out, having a baby is kind of a popular thing to do. So, I needed a faster baby gift. Here’s the pattern (knit from the bottom up):
Cast on 30.
Knit 5 rows.
rows 6-11. Knit 5, purl 5 to the end.
rows 12-17. Purl 5, Knit 5 to the end.
Repeat rows 6-17 two more times.
Bind off to the last 5 stitches.
Knit the remaining 5 stitches until 7 inches long.
Button hole row: Knit one. Cast off 3, knit one.
Closing button hole: Knit one, cast on 3, knit one.
Knit two rows and cast off. Finish and weave in ends. Sew on a large button.
This is really fast (like, about an hour). I used Sugar’n Cream so it is washable and basically free. The stretchy band is less of a hazard than many of the tie patterns I found on ravelry.
Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern!