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Friday, February 3, 2017

Pocket Knitting - Part 2 / WCCKAL

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{ 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

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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!


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!



  1. Congratulations on becoming an Aunty!

  2. Congratulations on being an aunt!! So exciting, I hope your sister is doing great. And these are wodnerful instructions for the pockets, love how clear you've made them!

    1. Thanks Julie!! And I'm actually loving the opportunity to create these tutorial type posts, I think they'll be a great reference in the archives!