Pocket Knitting - Part 3 / WCCKAL
In my last pocket knitting post I picked up the 4 overlap stitches for each pocket flap and resumed working the body stitches to complete Chart C – Body Stitches, this is what my sweater looked like (you can see that the body has caught up to the pocket flaps):
Reattach Pocket Flaps to Body
This next row is a right side row and we begin by placing the left pocket flap stitches onto a spare needle and working from Chart D, knit across to the last 4 pocket flap stitches:
Because there are 4 overlapped stitches at the opening of each pocket flap, we will need to knit these stitches together with 4 stitches of the body (steps 1–4 below):
Now all that is left to do is finish up the body charts and knit the ribbed hem!! This is the home stretch for the body!
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TIP: I've found it really helpful (especially with the custom charts) to have markers around the center body stitch – it's extra assurance that I don't go to far when I'm knitting on autopilot.
Are you knitting along in the #WCCAL? Do you have any useful tips or tricks for this project?
...if you'd like to join in, it's not too late, jump in the group HERE.
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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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