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Jul 21, 2011 22:43:22   #
quiltnqueen
 
I have been searching for a knitting pattern of a shawl with pockets. I've seen them made up and I think it would be perfect for work. I don't want anything too lacy or with cables. Any suggestions?
 
Jul 21, 2011 22:56:10   #
e.ridenh
 
Yes, search for:

knit reader's wrap pattern or:

knit readers wrap pattern

The wraps (or shawls) have pockets.

Good luck!

Donna Rae
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quiltnqueen wrote:
I have been searching for a knitting pattern of a shawl with pockets. I've seen them made up and I think it would be perfect for work. I don't want anything too lacy or with cables. Any suggestions?
Jul 22, 2011 04:32:58   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
quiltnqueen wrote:
I have been searching for a knitting pattern of a shawl with pockets. I've seen them made up and I think it would be perfect for work. I don't want anything too lacy or with cables. Any suggestions?


If you know how to do the knit and purl stitches, have yarn and the associated size of needles, why do you need a written pattern?

On this site: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lion-Brand-Challenge---Readers-Wrap/ are photos.

Cast on for the width you want your rectangle to be.
Knit using a pattern stitch that will lie flat - not acres of stockinette! - until it's a long as the wearer needs.
Knit two squares or rectangles the size you want the pockets to be.
Sew them onto the rectangle.

Who needs an official pattern???!!!

Of course, if you must pay for a pattern, the information is linked on that page, too.

The wrap shown seems to have a border - about two inches wide - all around, and the border seems to be seed or double seed stitch. Probably double seed: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/double.htm

The rest of the wrap seems to be just stockinette. Since I've never had luck with taming stockinette's penchant for curling, I would not use that stitch. Maybe your choice of needles and yarn and your tension would produce a non-curling stockinette. My tension is incurably tighter than I want. My stockinette curls.

This wrap also seems to use the same stitch pattern for the pockets as for the border. The multi-hued yarn makes stitch definition nearly impossible to see.

Lion Brand has some pocketed shawls: http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=shawl+with+pockets&craft=0&categoryKey=Any&subcategory=Any&size=Any&edition=Any&cost=Any&componentCategoryKey=Any&yarnClass=Any&searchType=0&I2.x=34&I2.y=10
Hope this helps!
Reader's Wrap left front

Reader's Wrap right front

Reader's Wrap back

Jul 22, 2011 09:23:08   #
quiltnqueen
 
Great pictures! Thanks for the wonderful ideas! :mrgreen:
Jul 22, 2011 09:43:53   #
sadocd
 
quiltnqueen wrote:
I have been searching for a knitting pattern of a shawl with pockets. I've seen them made up and I think it would be perfect for work. I don't want anything too lacy or with cables. Any suggestions?


A woman in our group just extended the shawl by approx. 24 inches and when done, stitched up about 12 inches on each end which made pockets large enough for hand warming or to hold a book, tissues etc. You can use any pattern to do this.
Jul 22, 2011 09:50:38   #
hildy3
 
Hi Q-Q...I am so glad you asked that, and thanks J-J for the new pattern. First, I have always added pockets to my prayer shawls for nursing homes..no biggy
Am starting shawls for the Elders on the Rosebud Reservation and the LB shawl (made a little longer in back) will be perfect.
If you want a pocketed scarf for football games, etc. try Lion Brand #10027..includes cute beret.
Thanks to all of you... Hildy :D
 
Jul 23, 2011 05:43:37   #
NJgardengal
 
I often add an interior pocket if it will not spoil the line of the garment. Handy for us gals who never have enough pockets or want to be able to tuck driver's license, a couple or bucks or credit card and a key and be ready to go without needing a pocketbook. If possible, I add a flap so the contents can't accidentally spill out.
Jul 23, 2011 07:47:29   #
loveknitting
 
I have a very pretty pattern of a shawl with pockets PM me and I will give it to you or email me at janeandsonny@bellsouth.net.
Jul 23, 2011 09:59:10   #
bichon4577
 
www.freevintageknitting.com has a pattern called Contralto shawl- cable shawl with pockets- very neat
Jul 23, 2011 09:59:41   #
bichon4577
 
could you send that to me at bichon4577@gmail.com?
thanks
Jul 23, 2011 10:40:44   #
Deanne
 
I would also love a copy of your pattern for the shawl with pockets. Would you mind emailing it to
whisperingwinds1@rogers.com. Thanks.
 
Jul 23, 2011 11:46:11   #
sassafras123 (a regular here)
 
Interesting. I think I'll try and do scarf with EZ,s after thought pocket. Have wanted to try this for long time. Good excuse to give it a whirl.
Jul 23, 2011 13:38:22   #
mamarana
 
quiltnqueen wrote:
I have been searching for a knitting pattern of a shawl with pockets. I've seen them made up and I think it would be perfect for work. I don't want anything too lacy or with cables. Any suggestions?


I like this one, and it's easy.

http://knitting.about.com/od/scarfpatterns/ig/Free-Scarf-Patterns/Pocket-Scarf.htm
Jul 23, 2011 14:57:28   #
CathyAnn
 
I'm so glad this topic came up. This is the perfect Christmas present for my mother who is in her 90's and living in an "assisted living" place where she has her own apartment. Every year, it is a problem as to what to get/make for her since she is one of those who has what she needs or wants, and if she doesn't, she gets it. A shawl with pockets is perfect! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Jul 23, 2011 15:03:12   #
SailorRae
 
I'm making this right now for my Mom. She lives in CO and complains about the cold winters. I hope I can get it finished before the snow hits.
http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=19587
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