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HeartStrings #A127 Buffalo Guys and Gals Dickey »
InstructionsHere is a quick and easy-to-knit dickey suitable for both guys and gals. Using far less yardage than an entire sweater, you can still get the look of a sweater in a luxury fiber by wearing this dickey under an open-collared shirt, V or crew neck shirt.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Classic, Outdoorsy, Traditional, Retro / Vintage
Earth Lite by Buffalo Gold, 90% bison down/10% nylon, color Maroon
What was your inspiration?
The dickey is knitted starting with a twisted rib stitch mock turtleneck collar, then proceeds seamlessly to the raglan-style yoke.
The front flap extension is worked flat this additional length in front makes the dickey suitable for wearing under open-collared or V-necked shirts and blouses.
What are you most proud of?
Short row shaping is used to raise the back neckline higher than the front, thus assuring a comfortable fit that doesnt feel like it is choking you. This is just another example of the kind of attention to detail in HeartStrings patterns.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Sizing: to fit teens, adult men and women. There are instructions for 2 sizes: Small/Medium (up to 16" neck) and Large/Extra Large (16+" neck)
Yarn: 185 - 225 yards sport weight
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch
Suggested needles: US 6 / 4 mm circular in 16" and optional 24" lengths
Notions: 4 markers
Stitch instructions: written
Skill level: Advanced beginner
Special techniques used and described:
twisted stitch ribbing
short row neckline shaping