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Make Your Own Pretty & Practical Pocket Shawl

Are you looking for a stitching project that is both pretty and practical? Then it's time to watch the Pocket Shawls episode from season 12 of Knit & Crochet Now!

Greetings, Stitchers! I'm Mary Forte, your Knit & Crochet Now! update editor. I just got back from a trip, and even though I brought several cute jackets, I found myself wearing just one -- the one with pockets! I needed a garment with easy access to my phone, ID, credit card and all those other little things that are so essential to have nearby.

If I would have had a pocket shawl, I could have thrown it on over one of my cute-but-pocketless jackets! So, guess what's next up in my stitching queue. Let's take a look at the pocket shawls in this season's episode four.

Pocket Shawls

Check Out the Pocket Shawls Episode!

At the start of the episode, host Connie Ellison introduces the topic by asking "Who doesn't love pockets?!" Then she introduces the experts along with their projects.

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In the crochet segment, expert Kristin Omdahl covers the Texture Message Pocket Shawl.

Texture Message Pocket Shawl

In the knit segment, expert Britt Schmiesing presents the Readers Wraps.

Readers Wraps

And in the Technique Corner, expert Lena Skvagerson shares all the details for working the knitted Leaf of Life Scarf.

Leaf of Life Scarf

Play With Pockets

There are so many techniques for adding pockets to projects. Options include working them simultaneously with the body, sewing them on later as patches on the outside, and adding them as pouches on the inside. Annie's Craft Store offers many patterns featuring pockets. Here are two to explore:

Seven Seas Wrap
From Annie's Signature Designs, the Seven Seas Wrap crochet pattern features patch pockets stitched to the outside of the body. These pockets add so much style!

Seven Seas Wrap

Capture the Moment
The unique Capture the Moment knitted cardigan will teach you how to knit in slant pockets. The clever construction is enhanced by a lovely textured shawl collar.

Capture the Moment

Where Can You View Episode Four of Season 12?

Are you ready to knit, crochet and learn with Annie's experts? Look for Knit & Crochet Now! in these places:

• Most PBS stations have Knit & Crochet Now! in their lineups. Check your local PBS station's TV schedule and set that DVR!

Create TV offers Knit & Crochet Now! episodes along with lots of other exciting how-to programming.

• The Knit & Crochet Now! website has all 12 seasons, and you can also find free downloads of all the patterns featured in each episode.

Annie's Creative Studio is Annie's online video streaming source. Along with all 12 seasons of Knit & Crochet Now!, Annie's Creative Studio offers high-quality, educational how-to videos and patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, home decorating and other crafts.

Annie's Creative Studio's extensive library includes garments, totes, stuffed animals and so much more. With a monthly subscription, you can get tips for updating your home or even for cleaning your sewing machine! Check out the free trial membership to explore over 1,800 video tutorials and 1,400+ FREE downloadable patterns in crochet and knitting.

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