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Monday, February 6, 2017

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):

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 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:

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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):

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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.

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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


If you are thinking of casting on your own WCC, feel free to post in the 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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