Pocket Knitting - Part 2 / WCCKAL

Amelia hat by janerichmond.com
{ amelia hat and baby socks }

I had to skip town rather suddenly last week – my sister had a baby, so I caught the first flight out to see her. I packed my West Coast Cardigan with me and all of my extra yarn cakes in case I was on a roll. The project took up half my suitcase. It only dawned on me the first time I pulled it out, that I'd made it to the next phase of pocket knitting and needed to photograph the steps for this post! Sigh. Not a single stitch was knit on this while I was away.



Pocket Knitting - Part 2 / WCCKAL
 


In my last pocket knitting post I walked you through knitting the left and right pocket flaps. From the wrong side this is what my sweater looked like:

CHART B / Left and Right Pocket

#WCCKAL project by janerichmond.com


After the pocket flaps are knit, we can revisit the body stitches that we left behind. The next row is a right side row. Below I've folded the pocket flaps back so that the wrong side of the flap is exposed where I will need to pick up the 4 overlapped stitches on each pocket flap.

#WCCKAL project by janerichmond.com


BODY / Body Stitches — although it doesn't look like it in the photo, the 4 stitches are picked up in a straight line (all from the same row) along the back side of the pocket flap (below).

#WCCKAL project by janerichmond.com


Once the 4 stitches are picked up along the left pocket flap, you'll work across the first row of Chart C – Body Stitches, and finish by picking up 4 stitches on the right pocket flap (below).

#WCCKAL project by janerichmond.com


We'll continue by completing all of Chart C – Body Stitches, then we can reattach the pocket flaps to the body!


Knitalongers, how are your projects coming along? If you aren't participating in the KAL — what are you knitting on?

If you'd like to check out everyone's progress, visit the knitalong hashtag #WCCKAL!






WEST COAST CARDIGAN / Helpful Posts
If you are thinking of casting on your own WCC, feel free to post in the knit-along thread here — even though the official deadline has passed, it's a great way to share your project with other WCC knitters.
It's also become a wealth of information. I've compiled a list of all of the WCCKAL posts. Some of them break down the more involved portions of the pattern. They're a great resource if you're looking for more in depth instruction and visual tutorials!
 
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