So here's Rogue, in Morning Dew Rowan Magpie, good color to show off those Celtic cables. And the pocket front is done; yes that is a Guernsey cast-on I used (why, when it will be hidden in the hem? I dunno- easy, stretchy, didn't have to pre-measure yarn for cast-on, take yer pick). O! do I wish I had though of using a lifeline to mark the first row of the pocket front. O! did I wish it as I was picking up and repicking up stitches last night (until 2 pm, started right after breaking the Yom Kippur fast and decided I had to finish the pocket front, including pick-up stitches). O! why did I not Google for Rogue hoodie; I would have found THIS, in which much useful information is included. But most of it I already goofed up and learned from my mistakes (I hope). Seriously, the 19 page pattern could have used a few of the tips from this page (plus mine own sole tip). At least put this page up as a link on the mods or FAQ page! More thoughts: Instead of picking up a pocket (say that 5 times real fast, Peter Piper), what if one were to m2 out of every one of the 51 sts for the pocket front, threading alternate sts on a lifeline? One would then have sts ready to go for the body when the pocket front is completed. Hmmm, if I make this again, say for DD#2 who may start clamoring when she lays eyes on either the Ruby Magpie or the Burgundy or Mid-Blue Jaeger Shetland Aran I have stashed away (another discontinued, lamented yarn; indeed, all of Jaeger is slated to be but a memory ... but I digress). I am intrigued with making this into a cardi; I have the note on it, started it as a cardi, got frustrated when I got up to the pocket part, then DD#1 said she wants a pullover, not as cardi (whew!). Almost enough to make this steek virgin make a Rogue cardi- using a steek down the front. I'd baste down anyway, and sew the pocket edges; wonder if you can do a steek and create enough border to set a zipper in. After mastering socks and circular knitting, it seems I am ready for anything. Where're my Alice Starmore books? If I do make a cardi using a steek, I know I'll follow EZ's advice to lie down in a dark room with a cold cloth over the face after cutting the steek. I'll emend that to say: after imbibing a snifter of cognac, or 2, as needed! If you're a veteran steeker, would you mind telling me the best scissors to use? Veronika Avery, knitting designer, says big dressmaker shears, others say small pointy ones. And if you've a nice cognac to recommend, that would be fine, too.