Vieira Pocket Insertion
Following the pattern instructions for making each pocket, once the piece measures 6¼”/16 cm from the cast-on edge, break the working yarn, leaving a tail 40”/101.5 cm for grafting.
Place the first 26 pocket stitches onto Needle 1 and the last 26 pocket stitches onto Needle 2.
With the knit side of the pocket facing, align the pocket so that its bias angle is parallel to the front edge of the lower body.
Using Kitchener Stitch (see the pattern for specific instructions on how to work Kitchener Stitch), join the pocket stitches from Needle 1 to the front stitches from Needle 4; rotate your work 180º and join the pocket stitches from Needle 2 to the front stitches from Needle 3. You will end back at your starting location.
CLOSE POCKET BOTTOM
Carefully undo the Provisional Cast On from the bottom of the pocket and transfer the first 26 stitches onto Needle 1 and the last 26 stitches onto Needle 2.
Use Kitchener Stitch and the yarn tail to join Needle 1 stitches to Needle 2 stitches, closing the bottom of the pocket.
Push the pocket through the pocket opening, turning the pocket inside out and toward the inside of the garment.
ATTACH RIGHT POCKET
Follow the pattern instructions to attach the right pocket. Note that you will join the pocket stitches from Needle 1 to the front stitches from Needle 3; rotate your work 180º and join the pocket stitches from Needle 2 to the front stitches from Needle 4.
Close the bottom of the right pocket as you did for the left pocket.
TACK POCKETS TO GARMENT (optional)
To prevent the pockets from shifting, they can be tacked to the body of the garment using a crochet chain.
Bring the pocket cast-on tail to the outside of the pocket; the tail will be on the corner of the pocket closest to the center front edge.
With the wrong side facing and using the cast-on yarn tail, make a slipknot as close as possible to the pocket and place it on a crochet hook. Work a crochet chain long enough to reach the pick-up ridge from the neckband on the front edge, insert the hook into the ridge, yarn over and pull the tail through to fasten off.
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