Building Blocks Dickey by Stephen West

Building Blocks Dickey

January 2017
yarn held together
+ Worsted
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
330 - 340 yards (302 - 311 m)
One Size
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This colorful dickey begins at the top with two-color brioche and garter stitch. Increases and decreases seamlessly shape the collar and expand outward for the yoke. Stripes and textures change in each section for a playful rhythm. This decorative accessory is ideal for using leftover bits of yarn. Cover your ears or fold the neckline for a geometric turtleneck style.

Errata: Rnd 1 should read…

Rnd 1: Using MC, brkyobrk, sl1yo, (brk1, sl1yo) 5 times, brRsldec, slm, k10, slm, brLsldec, (sl1yo, brk1) 5 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, slm, k10, slm, repeat from repeat from * once more.

SECTION 3 Row 4 should read…
Rnd 4: Using B, p1, M1L, p12, p2tog, slm, p10, slm, p2tog, p12, M1R, p1, slm, p10, slm, repeat from beginning of rnd once more.

Sizes: One Size

Finished Measurements: 20” / 51cm neck circumference, 15” / 38cm long from CO to BO edge, 52” / 132cm yoke circumference.

Yarn: Worsted weight

Yardage: Approximately 340yds / 311m total
The sample uses 7 colors. Each section uses slightly different yardage amounts. Allow approximately 40yds / 37m for each section in the neck and a bit more yardage as the sections expand into the yoke.

Shown in: A variety of worsted weight yarns from Primrose Yarn Co., Jill Draper Makes Stuff, and Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK held together with lace weight mohair/silk

I recommend mixing various bits of worsted or aran weight yarns together for the playful stripes. DK weight would also work fine.

SECTIONS 1, 3, 5, & 7 are striped.
SECTION 2, 4, & 6 are solid.

Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular needle using magic loop method for the neck.

Notions: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch