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Turtleneck Dickey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On cold, windy days, the turtleneck dickey protects the upper chest, back, and neck extremely well, with no flapping scarf ends to manage, and nothing to catch on brush, barbed wire, machinery, dog leashes, or, as shown here, when one is juggling mail, tools, or whatever.

Once fashionable, they are so far out they must be back in by now.  While they demand a few more skills and a little more time than the Not-a-Scarf, and two 3 Ĺ ounce balls of knitting worsted, worked on #7 needles for the body of the piece, and #5s for the K2, P2 ribbing,  they are ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, whether working or playing.  But if you can do garter stitch and ribbing, increase and decrease, cast on and bind off, you can do it.

Itís shown here on my postman, Alex, in as close as I could get to a regulation postal blue knitting worsted, along with a new pair of fingerless mittens.  He thinks itís wonderful. 

Now about that regulation hat:  I think I could probably pry it away from him and duplicate the shape in better materials!