I want to add side pockets to my husband's cardigan (the #17 Man's Cable Cardigan, I know, thrilling name), but, as it isn't seamed at the sides, the easiest method is out. I don't think I want to use afterthought pockets, as I don't think I would get around to it (besides, I think the directions I have handy are for a pocket that hangs straight down).
I think it works.
|The Pocket hides nicely between the ribs.|
Unless a more brilliant and easier solution strikes (and this is pretty easy, save for the first two rows of adding the pockets) I'm going to use a provisional cast-on to add stitches where I think the pocket should be, then just work them until they're big enough, put them on waste yarn, then kitchener-stitch them closed later. I think it's likely that I should also tack the top and side of the pocket onto the back of the sweater so it doesn't sag downwards more than necessary.
|From the back|
I have a plan. Now to finish a shawl so that I can retrieve the needles for the sweater ribbing.