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Old 12-31-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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ending the top of my mitten
how can I make more of a rounded top of my mittens? I followed the pattern from snb book and it seems to give me more of a knobbly tip.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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They turn out rounded if you use a traditional hat-like decrease -- i.e. *K4, K2tog* then knit a row, then *K3 K2tog* then knit a row, etc. until there are a hnadful of stitches on the needles that you can pull the yarn through to finish it off. :D
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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I have found that you have to be careful, too, that you don't decrease TOO far. I did mittens recently that I had to back down a few rows because I decreased down to about four stitches and they were pointy at the top. I kitchnered them closed at about 10 stitches or so, and they were definitely rounder.
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Originally Posted by brendajos
I have found that you have to be careful, too, that you don't decrease TOO far. I did mittens recently that I had to back down a few rows because I decreased down to about four stitches and they were pointy at the top. I kitchnered them closed at about 10 stitches or so, and they were definitely rounder.
I'm a little confused by your description, i'm still a novice, would it be possiable to break it down row by row to get a visual idea?

what is kitchnered?
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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She means don't decrease down to the last 4 or 5 stitches. Stop at the row before and you can either thread your loose end through the stitches, and pull tight, like closing a drawstring; or else do a kitcher stitch. Kitchener is on a video at the bottom of this page under Seaming - http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php

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