Monday, November 21, 2011

Knitting technique: Fold up pocket by Leanne Dyck

One of the easiest ways to knit a pocket onto a cardigan.

After sharing the technique to achieve
Knitting:  proper pocket placement, I promised to share another pocket technique. Here it is... The technique you've been waiting for.

The fold up pocket is achieved by knitting the front longer than the back.

And then by folding up the front to form a pocket.

How much longer should you knit?

Any where from four to six inches--depending on how deep you want the pocket to be.
This technique works best on hip length sweaters. 

On some cardigans I've attached a rib trim to the pocket. Knit the rib until it measures, at least, two inches [5.08 cm] and is as wide as the pocket.