Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
AKchick
1st Leg of the Journey
 
AKchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Having trouble with pocket on front of sweater
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I have been on here. Once school started things have just been constantly happening. Afterschool activities and the chores and errands I need to finish during the day have taken over. Lately though I have been finding time to work on some of my Christmas knitting but am having a hard time understanding the directions on one of my projects at the moment.

I am working on the Lion brand wool-ease thick & quick fast & easy sweatshirts (it is from a booklet of patterns of theirs I purchased). I started the front and the directions are trying to tell me how to start a pocket, but I have never done that before so I don't know if it is looking like what it is supposed to look like. I will give you the directions and tell you where my trouble lies.

Work ribbing and 3 rows St st as for back ending with a WS row. Adding Pocket placement to front Work first 7 sts of front; place next 40 on a holder; keeping holder to RS of work, cast onto the right needle the same number of stitches until piece measures 12 1/2" from beg, ending with a WS row.

My question is, when I put the 40 sts on a holder, do I cast on with a new skein of yarn? Then, how do I work those to the end and is there supposed to be a big gap between the newly cast on yarn and the sts on the holder?

My brain just isn't computing this, so thanks for any and all help!
__________________
~Desiree~
AKchick is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-14-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
My question is, when I put the 40 sts on a holder, do I cast on with a new skein of yarn? Then, how do I work those to the end and is there supposed to be a big gap between the newly cast on yarn and the sts on the holder?

You'll put the 40 on the holder and cast on with the yarn that you're using and continue knitting with that. The gap between the stitches on the holder and the back of the sweater is the pocket opening.

I'm guessing that the stitches on the holder will be ribbing to edge the pocket and that you will knit pocket linings to sew in.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
AKchick
1st Leg of the Journey
 
AKchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is probably a dumb question, but I have to make sure for myself. When you say I use the same skein of yarn to cast on, I assume I am supposed to cut it then and just leave a tail on the stitches on the holder right?

Thanks, it just looked so strange to me so it made me worry I wasn't doing it right.
__________________
~Desiree~
AKchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 10:45 PM   #4
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
You should be able to knit up to the 40, put them on a holder, cast on 40 to your right needle and continue from there with the stitches on your left needle.

There shouldn't be a need to cut or have a tail on anything. What you're really creating here is a very big buttonhole, if that helps.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 10:58 PM   #5
AKchick
1st Leg of the Journey
 
AKchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hmm...I don't think I have ever done a button hole before and I don't know any other way of casting on than the slingshot cast on(I had to look in my book for the name of that, I usually just call it the knot starter thingy). How do I hold the yarn to cast on more stitches if it is already attached to the sweater?
__________________
~Desiree~
AKchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 08:40 AM   #6
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
Check out the videos on casting on in the Basic Techniques. Any of the single strand castons will work. You'll hold your needle with the working yarn on it in your left hand to do the knitted or cable cast on and then switch back to continue knitting, or hold it in your right to do the backward loop.

The backward loop is the easiest, but it can be loose and a bit sloppy looking.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 08:46 AM   #7
AKchick
1st Leg of the Journey
 
AKchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ooh, okay, I didn't even realize you could do that. Thank you!
__________________
~Desiree~
AKchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to join a kangaroo pocket onto the sweater body redshoechandy How-to Questions 3 12-24-2011 06:44 AM
K3 P3 for front of sweater chabui How-to Questions 7 05-18-2009 01:15 AM
Help, again with baby sweater: adding a Pocket rowenberry How-to Questions 2 02-04-2007 07:23 PM
Joiining pocket lining to front of sweater Jeannie1717 How-to Questions 2 10-10-2005 07:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:12 AM.