How To Knit Diagonal Pockets

Diagonal Pocket with Ribbed Edge
A diagonal pocket is more of a design feature than a place to keep your hanky! They look best worked on a plain stocking stitch garment using a basic or decorative rib to match the one given for the welt, cuffs and neckband.

Knit Diagonal Pockets
Knit Diagonal Pockets

Instructions for How to Knit Diagonal Pockets-

The Right Diagonal Pocket.

1, Work until start of pocket is reached,ending with a wrong side row.Knit to the position of pocket, turn and leave the remaining stitches on a holder. Dec. 1 st. at pocket edge on every row for required depth of pocket, ending with a right side row. Leave these sts. on a spare needle.

2,Count the stitches along the row from the beginning of the diagonal shaping to the end and then cast on this no. of sts. for the pocket lining.work 3cm. st.st. ending with a wrong side row.Return to the stitches on the spare needle and, with right side facing,work across sts. from pocket lining and then across sts. on spare needle.

Knit Diagonal Pockets
Knit Diagonal Pockets

3,Continue on these sts. until you have worked the same number of sts. as the first set of sts.Then purl one more row, so ending with a wrong side row. Now work across sts. from holder, keeping the yarn taut as you join the two sets of sts.

4,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 diagonal pocket edge.Work in rib for required depth then cast off.Slipstitch pocket lining edges on wrong side and catch down rib edging on right side.

Left Diagonal Pocket-
Work as given for right but reversing instructions.

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