Jamieson’s Dicey

jenjoycedesign©Jamiesons Dicey 4 I’ve been busy making some shaping improvements to my Dicey Highlands Bonnet design. Here knit with Jamiesons Of Shetland Spindrift 2ply wool yarn, with my new favorite diced band style using three colors. I think this particular one is more a man’s cap, and there is a particular Scottish fellow who may just have his name on it come Christmas. About the design elements.  I’ve come to the opinion that it should be blocked flat , with the diced band brim eased into flatness as well , instead of blocking it with faced-band standing up  . . .

jenjoycedesign©steam-flat The toorie is as before, one simply threads the ties of the toorie through the middle of the crown and ties it on . . .

jenjoycedesign©tie-on-toorie Simple & pure ,

strong & good mannered too . . .

jenjoycedesign©toorie-tied-on Such personality !

I am smitten already with this handsome creature . . .

jenjoycedesign©Jamiesons Dicey The confident,  all-natural, pragmatic sort . . .

jenjoycedesign©Jamiesons Dicey 2

My Dicey pattern is already a year old, and now I am only just now studying it’s many facets  while trying out all kinds of yarns and test-knitting, for I honestly feel that the design is so deserving of every attention.  This pattern will be having extensive test-knit samples knit up by myself and some friends, and is undergoing an update soon.

jenjoycedesign©Jamiesons Dicey 3 I’m already casting on another , testing my new shaping ideas,  in a lively ensemble of colors… so watch this space ! 🙂

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Details on Ravelry HERE

6 thoughts on “Jamieson’s Dicey

    • Hi Chookie , I am so glad to see you peek in, I’ve missed your presence here. I always look for your postings too…hope I’ll see one soon about your design progress. ((I got your note, I’m going to reply today… but running into town for a wee haircut at the moment…lol)) xxx

  1. I finally figured this one out myself some years ago. When EZ mentioned blocking it on a dinner plate she said nothing about standing the band up…but of course I had other ideas….this works a treat, right? 🙂

    • Hi Morrie !!!! 🙂 xxx Well, although I did use the pin-down shaping method with the prototype, this one I just let dry flat without encouragement from pins or plate. Then when dry, I steam blocked it some more with wet-cotton rags, of course, easing that double-thick faced band into the center… I like it MUCH better this way… more of a tam shape !

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