This dickie top is a fantastic hybrid between an accessory and a garment, featuring a striking wavy pattern and a folded turtle neck. It is the perfect in-between project as it is not as involved as knitting a sweater but is just as effective in the outcome. With lots of techniques to learn, Valerie Ng uses a unique Soumak stitch in this design and gives two length options for the back piece – a regular version the same length as the front, or a cropped version.
Deep Sea Dickie uses Lore skeins for the main body and Lore minis for the weaving pattern, held double throughout. This honest woollen-spun yarn is made from 100% Kent lambswool that is sourced and produced in England. It blooms beautifully after washing making it perfect for this colourwork project.
- PDF of Deep Sea Dickie knitting pattern
- 2–4 hanks and 3 mini balls of The Fibre Co. Lore yarn*
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
*Please note: Lore hanks are 100 g and Lore Minis are approx. 25 g.
The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool, 250 m (273 yd) per 100 g hank) in shade Reliable – 3 [3: 4] hanks. For the cropped version – 2 [3: 3] hanks.
The Fibre Co. Lore Minis (100% lambswool, 65 m (68 yd) per 25 g ball) in shades Caring (A) – 1 [1: 1] ball, Pensive (B) – 1 [1: 1] ball, and Confident (C) – 1 [1: 1] ball – for both regular and cropped versions.
Photographs show the top in the shades Reliable (Main Yarn), Caring (A), Pensive (B), and Confident (C). Choose from any of the set colourways above.
Please note: If you prefer a different colour combination, please select ‘Choose Your Own’ and add your colour combination to the ‘Order Notes’ section during checkout.
Sizes and measurements:
1 [2: 3]
The given sizes called Sizes 1-3 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 78.5-99 [109-129.5: 139.5-160] cm (31-39 [43-51: 55-63] in)
Finished chest width: 30 [35.5: 41] cm (12 [14.25: 16.25] in)
Finished length (from shoulder to hem): 45.5 [47.5: 49.5] cm (18 [18.75, 19.5] in)
There are two length options you can choose for the back piece – a regular version the same length as the front, or a cropped version.
Finished back length – cropped version: 25.5 [30: 33] cm (10 [11.75: 13] in)
Photographs show the garment knit in Size 1 in the regular length on a model with a chest circumference of 81 cm (32 in).
Needles and notions required:
- 4mm (US 6) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 4.5mm (US 7) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 5.5mm (US 9) and 6.5mm (US 10) DPNs or circular needle for small circumference knitting (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Waste yarn or stitch holders
- German Twisted Cast-On
- Soumak Stitch
- Shadow Wrap Short Row
- 3-Needle Cast-Off
- Interlock Cast-Off
This is an advanced beginner pattern and includes written instructions but no charts. For more specs go to the Deep Sea Dickie pattern page.