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Old 02-23-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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DPN knitting question about "pointed tops"on mitte
I recently made a pair of mittens using DPN's--they look ok, but I don't like the pointed tops of the mittens. How can this be corrected? (BTY, I have decided I like DPN knitting--didn't think I would, didn't even think I could ever use this method.)

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Is it normal for mittens made on DPN's to look pointed on the ends? Mine look this way and I was just wondering that maybe they're supposed to look this way compared to mittens knitted flat.

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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well i have seen plenty of patterns that look like they have pointy tops and bypassed them because i like more rounded tops. i was thinking that it depends on how fast the decrease happens. not gradual enough= pointy tops? not sure but that is my impression.
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Hmmm.........

To me it would seem just the opposite.

Picture this: You do say 4 decreases spaced around the work (2 land in front, 2 in back) every other row (with the other row being just purl). So, say you started with 40 stitches. It would take about 16 to 18 rows to get down to 4 or 8 stitches to draw together for the top.

But, if you did the same 40 stitches & did double the amount of decreases, (8 per decrease row), it would only take 8 to 10 rows to get to the top. Voila, a shorter, rounder top.

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Old 02-25-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dplantlady
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Hmmm.........

To me it would seem just the opposite.

Picture this: You do say 4 decreases spaced around the work (2 land in front, 2 in back) every other row (with the other row being just purl). So, say you started with 40 stitches. It would take about 16 to 18 rows to get down to 4 or 8 stitches to draw together for the top.

But, if you did the same 40 stitches & did double the amount of decreases, (8 per decrease row), it would only take 8 to 10 rows to get to the top. Voila, a shorter, rounder top.


Thank you, I'm going to try this--

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