I prefer not to sew on pockets. This method for making a kangaroo pocket on the front of the Ruby hoodie pleases me to no end.
Work to the point where you want the bottom right corner of the pocket to begin.
Work a right-slanting raised increase (RRI). To do this, I like to lean my work towards me so I can see the stitches at the back of the needle.
Pick up the purl bump at the base of the next stitch on the left needle—it’s the circled stitch in the photo.
Insert right needle into that purl bump from top to bottom.
Rotate your work so you’re looking at the front again and knit that stitch on the right needle.
Using a tapestry needle threaded with some contrasting, smooth waste yarn, insert the tapestry needle into the next stitch on your left needle as if to purl.
Pull the tapestry needle through the stitch and drop the stitch off the end of the knitting needle. The stitch is held on the waste yarn. These waste yarn stitches will be worked later to become the pocket front.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have worked all the pocket stitches for the divided pocket.
Continue to work the sweater front in stocking stitch.
The next tutorial in this series shows how to begin working the front of the pocket.