Sunday 02/26/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Pocket Possibilities; Before, During, and After with Christine Bylsma
Knitted-in pockets are convenient, beautiful, and easy! Learn where to place pockets and how to determine the correct size as we explore patch, slit, and slash pockets that can be added at any stage in the knitting, even after the garment is done. Discover the secrets to lining and edges while avoiding sagging and 'grinning' pockets.
Yarn, and needles used for swatches and contrasting color yarn of same gauge/type, needles 2 sizes smaller than swatch needles, and several, same size or smaller dpns, split ring stitch markers. Optional: bring a finished garment that you would like to add pockets to.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Use smooth, light-colored yarn and needles that will yield 4st/inch such as Lamb's Pride Worsted or Cascade Pastaza on 6mm/US 10 needles.
Swatch 1: Cast on 28 sts and work 6" in stockinette and leave on needles.
Swatch 2: Cast on 20 sts and work 4" in stockinette. Bind off.
Swatch 3: Cast on 18 sts and work 4" in stockinette. Place stitches on holder. Do not cut yarn.
Swatch 4: Cast on 14 sts and work 2" in stockinette. Place stitches on holder. Do not cut yarn.
Swatch 5: Cast on 28 sts and work 3" in stockinette. Place stitches on holder. Do not cut yarn.