Although the finished form of my dickey greatly resembles that of Elizabeth's Tricky Dickey, the knitting format is totally different.
I also made cuffs to match. Wearing both dickey and cuffs makes it appear as though you're really wearing a sweater under that top you have on. I gave the cuffs the same roll-top to match my dickey.
If you knit this pattern, let me know how you like it.
With 16" circular needles, Cast on 80 sts. Join, making sure not to twist. Place marker.
RNDS 1-6: Knit.
RND 7: Purl.
RNDS 8-14: work K2,P2 ribbing.
RND 15: Purl.
RND 16: Knit 40 sts. Put rem 40 sts on holder (back) TURN; Purl back the 40 sts just knit. Work FRONT in St st for 6 more rows.
(RSF) K2tog, knit across, turn. (WSF) P2tog, purl across. Work these two decrease rows in St st til 16 sts remain.
NEXT ROW: (RSF) K2tog, knit across to last 2 sts, K2tog (14 sts) DO NOT TURN. With circular ndsl, pick up and knit 30 sts along left side of front; knit the first 2 sts from the back 40 sts, INCREASE one st, *knit nxt 2 sts, Inc 1 st. Repeat from * across all back sts (60 sts); pick up and knit 30 sts along right side of front; knit the 14 sts from the straight ndls; (134 sts total); place marker; join at left side and work one rnd in Purl. Then work 6 rnds of K2,P2 ribbing. Cast off LOOSELY in pattern.
On 11" circular ndls or dpns, Cast on 36 sts. Knit 6 rnds. Purl 1 rnd. Work K2,P2 ribbing for 6" or desired length. Cast off LOOSELY in pattern.
NOTE: For a quicker Quickie Dickey, omit the K2,P2 ribbing around the neck and just knit all the rounds from RND 1 through RND 14. Then continue pattern same as above. The neck doesn't stand as high, but looks nice and knits up faster. Try them both.
Copyright - 1998 Knit by Sharon "Soxie" Philbrick