Thanks for those 3 pocket options/ideas, Maureen!
As for the stitch
to use: I would use st st. You want to keep the pocket as flat, sleek, thin as possible so that it won't create a bulge from the public side.
I agree with using lighter weight yarn. DK weight, IMO.
It would be kinda wild if a red coat had pink pockets, or acid green, or purple!
Or a white coat with blue/white tweed pocket linings!
Or grey/white tweed!
I thought about making the pockets as squares, seamed in the interior on all three side. Or as rectangles.
But then I was trying to think...squares or rectangles would only lay FLAT and smooth in the EAST-WEST position. Like straight in, horizonally from then pocket side seam, with the 'bottom' seam of the pocket lining lying parallel to the FRONT edge. Know what I mean?
So then I was trying to think: how could we knit a kidney bean shape, with of course one flat side for the opening of the pocket and for seaming to the FRONTS & BACK.
The link to this website is: In-Seam Pockets
So, could we replicate that shape with needles and yarn?
Or, could we simply cut out some fabric and sew the pocket together, then hand-sew the mouth of the pocket lining to SYLVI.
I have sewing skills, however, I haven't touched my machine in 7 years. I got a new machine, and never tried to use it once!
I used to sew for all my children (5) for everything. Then in 1999 my sewing machine died, and the store that had the 'part' was out of business. I was so bummed. That sewing machine was like an old pal that died. Anyway, about 3 years after that, HSN.com was featuring a sewing machine that was identical features to my dead machine. (I paid $1000 for my old machine back in 1981. This new machine was only $500! My features were considered top-of-technology back in 1981. But by 2002 these same features are considered ordinary! My, in cruising the sewing machine booths at the State Fair...the top-of-technology sewing machines are now $5000 and up!)
My BabyLoc serger was $500. Now they are $3500!
So, I am up-in-the-air about the pockets. I'd rather have knitted pocket linings, but have to figure out how to duplicate that rounded kidney shape. I like how it angles down, too.
Anyone got any ideas? I had some graph paper out two weeks ago, but didn't get too far with any kind of math that worked. Seems like we should darn well be able to knit curved shapes, even if the two pieces per pocket are knitted flat and handsewn around the kidney curves!