Building a Better Dickie
Sometimes all you gotta do is size up, and it changes everything.
Bigger needles, bigger dickie.
Those of you following my dickie adventures may recall last week, I had a somewhat mixed yet not unsatisfying experience with my first dickie, the Kos Neckwarmer from Arne & Carlos in Field Guide No. 23: Glow.
I learned a lot—confidence-building lessons, not the crush-my-soul sort. This project is fast and fun enough that I immediately cooked up another colorway and jumped right back onto the dickie bandwagon.
This is Rowan Norwegian Wool in (from the bottom) Peat, Coastal Fjord, Daphne, and Frost Grey.
It’s a completely different vibe from last week’s colorway: Gold Nugget, Frost Pink, Frost Grey, and Wind Chime.
It’s fun to see the Kos Neckwarmers happening in the Lounge, where the Great Dickie-along is under way. And there are more color explosions over on Ravelry. It looks totally different depending on what you do with your color. A fair amount of stashbusting going on, which is always fun.
Our Great Dickie-along continues through April 7, which by my clock allows at least two or three potential dickies to fly off your needles.
I’m going out on a limb and guessing that maybe a lot of you have never knitted a dickie. I certainly hadn’t. But as I wore this little snuggler on a long walk on Sunday—on a weekend where the low was 21 degrees in Nashville—I felt positively Norwegian. It was just the thing. These dickies are what knitting is all about: practical, fun, a smile.