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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)

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Handsome Dickey

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Handsome Dickey
Handsome Dickey
Handsome Dickey

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Handsome Dickey is a quick and easy-to-knit false shirt front suitable for teens, men and women. It's great to wear as a casual dress-up under a shirt, crew neck sweater or sweatshirt.

Whether for extra warmth or making a fashion statement, a dickey is a nice alternative to knitting and wearing an entire sweater.

The dickey is knitted starting with a nicely patterned turtleneck then proceeds seamlessly to the raglan-style yoke.


22 stitches = 4" (10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2 sizes - up to 15.5" neck, [to 18.5"]


  • 250 [300] yards sportweight yarn, approx 2.5 [3] oz
  • Knitting needles size US 6 / 4.0 mm suggested to achieve gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Yarn

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