- Decide upon your position for your pocket.
- Take a darning needle and some waste yarn - preferably with a good contrast to your work.
- With your garment facing right way up, put your darning needle under a V stitch - one which is shaped like this: \/.
- Go over the next V stitch
- Repeat going under and over the stitches along a straight line until you have basted through the number of stitches you want for your pocket.
|Baseline for pocket|
Step 2: Baste for the edges of the pocket.
- Notice that you have your V stitches basted, and in between these V stitches there are Peak stitches - ones which are shaped like this /\.
- With your darning needle and another piece of waste yarn, put the needle under the bar of the Peak stitch on the outside of your last V stitch of the pocket, directly in line with the top of your waste yarn.
- Running up the column of Peak stitches, go over the next bar.
- Repeat going under and over the bars along a straight line until you have basted through the number of rows you want for your pocket plus a few more - you can add to this top number later on so don't stress too much about the height at this point.
|Over and Under the bars of the Peak Stitches|
- Do both sides and it should look like this: