placing a pocket in a cardigan
Am fairly new to knitting. Can do basics - knit, purl, cast on and off etc! I have just started knitting a cardigan which has pockets, and I cannot understand how to do the pockets!
The pattern is a James C Brett pattern - JB030.
It has a cable pattern, which I can follow ok.
Followed the pattern for Left Front and now have to place the pocket.
I have 41 stitches on my needle
It says "Next row knit 8 cast off 20 stitches AT SAME TIME dec 5 sts across cable knit to end (21 sts)"
Then "Next row purl 13, keeping continuity of st-st and cable panel as set patt across 20 sts left on a stitch holder for one pocket lining, purl to end (41 sts)
Then "Cont until L front measures 44 cm ending with a ws row
Then you start to shape front edge.
I just don't understand how to proceed with the pocket!
Can anyone explain? I knitted the 8, then cast off 20 , at same time decreasing 5 and knitted to end but I did not have 21 stitches but 5 less! And I really don't understand how to proceed! Help!