Monday, August 30, 2010

pick a pocket

I haven't knit many garments with pockets. (Some a pretty long time ago, well before the old blog.) Thinking that the last sweater I made with pockets was the Farmers Market Cardi, but that had a completely different way of making those pockets. There are the patch pockets, pockets with flaps, side-seam pockets, pouch pockets, cut-in pockets and inset pockets. (I may be missing a one or two.)
Inset pockets happen to be my favorite and the method of choice written in the pattern for my new project.
You make the lining before, then after you bind off the front piece, you pick up and knit across the lining stitches. Thus, creating a layer of pieces. Hence, your pocket!
I'm pretty crazy about that wickerwork stitch pattern. A pattern, coupled with a bit of stockinette... perfect! Also loving another project on big needles -size 11.
Off to find something to prepare for dinner. I'm already bored with my cooking choices.
Have a great one.

47 comments:

jennie said...

Love this one! You always find the most beautiful sweaters to work up. I am mucho impressed by the pockets, I have yet to work up the courage to attempt them. Maybe some day... :)

From All Stitched Up said...

This looks like a fun project for you. I've picked out a couple sweaters I like - I just haven't dived in.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Ooh, don't you just love clever patterns.

ColorSlut said...

OH OH - so fun!

Suzanne said...

Seeing a post from you with a new pattern stitch put a smile on my face.

janel said...

What a great pattern. I have never attempted pockets, and am impressed that you make it look so easy. Love your yarn choice also.

ELP said...

Love the sweater and don't you just love to learn new ways to things "pockets"

Denise said...

A nice big knit for Fall, can't wait to see it finished. Wonder how long it takes you to make something like this, I fear it would take me too long and it would end up a UFO!

opportunityknits said...

This is cool. No seaming involved :)

MadMad said...

Now that you mention it, I don't think I've EVER made a garment with a pocket. Weird! Thirty years of knitting and no pocket?! Maybe I'll rectify that with this pattern - it's another great pick!

Frances said...

Leslie, I am another fan of the pocket method you prefer. I first tried that technique out decades ago with a Sasha Kagan waistcoat pattern and really liked the result.

Why do it any other way?

Your new knitting is beautiful.

Ally Johnston said...

Love the colour. Pockets look great when they're done right. Well done you.

Kristyn Knits said...

amazing how you take a project with less than exciting photography and make it a current, hip favorite of many. best knitting as you begin your new projects.
my word verification is "ovened." so best wishes on the new menu adventures.

Pearly Queen said...

Love this patterns - and others in the same book. Sad to say Berocco don't seem to supply the book to France!

nicole said...

I also love how panels of stockinette really show off a more intricate pattern. This is going to be gorgeous!

Hilary said...

Cool! I love pockets in knits, and I love playing around with different ways of doing them. And, oh my goodness, that wickerwork stitch pattern is GORGEOUS! Love it.

house on hill road said...

i love knitting pockets, too. your sweater is looking great, leslie.

stitching under oaks said...

I don't think I've ever knit a pocket...hmmmm. This is looking great. Thanks for always inspiring and encouraging with your new projects. Hope you found something good for dinner.

Seanna Lea said...

Are you using the same yarn? The wickerwork pattern seems a lot more clear in your swatch (I'm assuming it is a large swatch) than it does on the Berocco site.

michelle said...

I LOVE POCKETS!!!.....and I will especially love yours because they are bound to be beautiful .....just like you:)

sheepish one said...

that's a fabulous pattern!!

TD wool design said...

pretty one Leslie!
can't wait to see it on!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Pockets are over my head, but I like your wickerwork and nice grey yarn.

bobbi said...

I love knitting pockets.

Michelle said...

Ahh pockets. I have never made pockets before, but I will have to learn soon since there is nothing better then sticking your hands in pockets when it gets chilly (which will be happening soon). I'm excited to see your progress with this one!

TLCknits said...

love the pattern and color choice

kim said...

This is going to be amazing. I absolutely love the color and the stitch.

Anonymous said...

I'm making the same sweater !!
I have narrow shoulders and I hope I like the fit since the neck side on the front doesn't narrow as you get closer to the top. Was also thinking of a crocheted row or 2 on the edge to give it a more finished look.... any thoughts on that ?

stacKNIT said...

Hey I see that you have a lot of experience knitting and I was wondering if you have any ideas on a project I'm working on, it's a university project that involves knitting tubes. But we keep getting creases in the tube and it doesn't look very nice, do you have any idea of what we could do?
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