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How To Knit Vertical Pockets

Vertical Pocket with Ribbed Edge
This method uses a finer yarn for the lining which is added on, together with the pocket edging, after the garment has been completed. It is ideal for chunky yarns where 3 layers would be too bulky for a pocket.

Knit Vertical Pockets
Knit Vertical Pockets

Instructions for How to Knit Vertical Pockets-

1, Work until start of pocket is reached, ending with a right-side row. Work to position of pocket, turn and leave the remaining sts. on a holder.Continue knitting on these stitches until the depth of pocket is reached, ending with a wrong side row.Leave these sts. on a second holder.

With wrong side facing return to stitches on first holder and work the same number of rows as for the first holder.Then knit one more row, so ending with a right-side row.

2, Now knit across all stitches from holder, keeping the yarn taut as you knit the two sets of stitches together.

Knit Vertical Pockets
Knit Vertical Pockets

3,When the garment piece is complete, with right side facing and using smaller needles,pick up and knit 1 st. for every row worked along inner edge of pocket opening.Work required depth of pocket edging in k1 p1 rib before casting off.

4,With right sides facing, and using a finer yarn and the recommended size needles,pick up and knit 2 sts. for every row worked along the outer edge of pocket opening.Work in st.st for twice the required length of pocket lining then cast off. Slipstitch cast off edge to inner edge of pocket opening and join sideseams. Catch down row ends of pocket edging.

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