Finally started the bow tie I mentioned an interest in last January on another posting. The KnitPicks pattern is not as well written as it could be since it is very yarn specific for their product. Plus, I feel the gauge notations [which were already updated once] are all gobbledy-gook...my gauge swatch didn't come out to their specifics but, if it had, the finished tie would be appropriate for a clown's costume. Anyhow, with more independent research [and a couple of sessions of higher mathematics with paper and pencil] I find that my project will work out just fine and is actually pretty relaxing to work. A nice break from socks also. [Not that I've totally abandoned them.] Now, I have to figure out which increase will work best in the pattern since they don't tell you which one to use. Although, in all fairness, their directions for the decreasing is very well done. Great way to use up sock yarns, too. Even though I had fun figuring out how to weave in the loose ends for the color changes. Overall, despite the above caveats, I would recommend the pattern to others, offering the changes I noted.