Mock Turtle

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GailT wrote
on Jan 13, 2009 2:23 PM

Hi folks.  I'm looking for a pattern for what I can only describe as a mock turtle!  It's basically the bib front of a sweater that has a roll neck.  It keeps you cosy if you are wearing a 'v' neck jacket and don't want to wear a scarf (or a cowl) or a long sleeved sweater.  Any ideas?

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GynnaB wrote
on Jan 13, 2009 3:58 PM

Hi Gail,

I know exactly what you're looking for... finding a pattern on the other hand... is a little difficult! I did find a couple that might work and are actually kind of cute... you can copy the links.

Hope it helps.

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/scarves/neckwarmer.htm

http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/nw.htm

or you know what... you can check out knittingpatterncentral.com they have alot of options! 

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/winter_wear.php

Enjoy!

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GailT wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 1:25 AM

Hi GynnaB, thanks for those suggestions. 

The pattern at needlebeetle is the closest to what I have in mind.  I could just extend the front on short rows to create more of a bib.....

Just going to finish this pair of toe-up socks first!

Wink

Gail

 

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AndreaW wrote
on Jan 14, 2009 10:06 PM

 Hi Gail...

They used to be called dickeys a long time ago. If you have access to some of those old patt books blk + white/ 1940s ???  they often had them inc w/ mitts/ hats/ scarves.

I did manage to find one free on the internet but it has no pic. I read over the pattern though + it's what you're looking for w/ a sq/ rectangle front + back bib. It's done w/ a dk wt yarn I've never heard of...but any dk or sport wt yarn would work.

http://www.knitting-crochet.com/found/dicfou.html

I actually found this pattern through this link where someone was asking for help/ the patt. Will include this link in case it helps.

http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=27194&#213133

I noticed @ the bottom of the forum there is a printer friendly link in case you want a copy.

Also...if you think about this...it's only 2 rectangles w/ a basic neck + shoulder shaping you could get fr any sweater patt. You could decide the width of the bib  by multiplying your st gauge by the width you want. As long as you do your edges in a st that doesn't roll....you are OK.

Alt...you could knit a ribbed neck tube as the patt above does...divide the sts in 1/2 (F + B)...cast on a few sts (your gauge) for shoulder @ each side + knit down as long as you wish. Repeat for other 1/2 sts by picking up sts fr cast ons @ shoulders + repeat down. Could be plain or cables/ lace/ basketweave/ etc.

I made one for my Dad yrs ago fr sock yarn on a knitting machine using the above "formula"...worked fine!!!

   hope something may help.....Andrea

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AndreaW wrote
on Jan 15, 2009 10:19 PM

 Hi again Gail...

Just ran into this Pattern + thought of you:

http://www.soxie.com/dickey.html

   Take Care.....Andrea

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GailT wrote
on Jan 17, 2009 5:46 AM

 Hi Andrea, thanks for your two messages.  Oh course, it was a dickey!  Just couldn't drag the word from my brain. I think I was imagining it to be a harder project than it is!  The idea of knitting the neck tube then splitting into 2 and casting on extra for the shoulders makes so much sense.  I'll give it a go.... once I've finished the second sock.

Thanks,  Gail

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