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