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yinanyinu
12-13-2007, 04:01 AM
I'm trying to make the Oeuf Hug-Me sweater for my son for Christmas, but am stuck on how to make the pockets (shaped like mittens). I think it is probably too late to knit the pockets in, so I hope to knit the mitten halves and sew them on, but I can't figure out what I need to do to get the rounded and flat mitten top.

What I have tried: cast on 25 stitches, St st for 2", then leave 18st on holder while I knit the thumb for another inch. Problem 1: how to shape the thumb?

Then continue St st for the body of the mitten for 2" more. Problem 2: how to shape the top of the mitten?

I have tried to convert regular mitten patterns but they are too pointy at the top.

Please help! Thank you.

deadringer
12-13-2007, 04:40 AM
You could start shaping the thumb by decreasing two, like knitting two together at each end, then knit even for a row, and decrease again.
Here is a link to make a rounded top for a mitten, Hope it helps.
http://www.needlenook.on.ca/free/nn106.pdf
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Ingrid
12-13-2007, 12:50 PM
To get it more rounded, try ssk for the first 2 stitches and k2tog for the last 2. This way they'll lean inward and help create more of a slope.