I am knitting the Taiga sweater and need help with the pockets. Here is the link https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/taiga-4
I’m using DK weight yarn instead of the super bulky yarn. So far the substitution has worked just fine. But now that I’m at the pockets things are now working. Using the number of stitches in the patter makes the pocket too far forward and too small for my hand and just looks terrible.
The pattern is worked top down and the instructions use the following numbers for the pattern:
Left pocket facing:
With RS facing k18,p1, k1 2 times, place remaining sts on st holder or waste yarn.
Next row (WS): p1, k1 2 times, p to end.
Continue to work as established for 28 rows, at the same time shape pocket as follows:
On the next RS row work in St st until last 5 sts remain, increase 1 st by RLI, work to end.
Repeat this increase row on every 6 th row 3 more times. (4sts increased) Break yarn and leave sts on st holder.
CO and knit 20 sts (pocket lining), pick up and knit back sts from st holder, CO and knit 20
Work in St st for 27 rows.
Next row (RS): BO 24sts, k to last 24 sts, BO 24 sts.
Join pocket facings and back by working across all sts again.
Work bottom band in 1X1 rib for 10/10/12/12/14/14 rows.
BO with MC.
So my questions is, how do I increase those numbers to get a pocket that is set back more and is deeper?
I appreciate your help.