if I would knit a tie, I would make it with seed stitch, I guess (knit 1 purl 1 and then continue to purl the knits and knit the purls).
I am not a fan of knit ties, but everybody's taste is different.
seed stitch is NOT what your picture shows, it is just a different option, but it would also give you that softly bumpy look and would not curl (like st st would).
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