Perfectly Simple Gauntlets Mini Knit-a-Long PART 3 or Alternate Treatments for Finishing the Gauntlets

If you would like gauntlets that are button on, consider making a button placket and a buttonhole placket.

At the moment, this is a blog entry more of ideas than pictures–sorry, visual people!

Here is one idea: A rib will make the plackets flat and they will require no hem.  A 1 x 1 is most simple rib and allows you to work with the 56 stitches without worrying about beginning and ending with the same number of stitches. A rib offers structure, too, and this way, the gloves are completely reversible in all ways. I recommend both plackets being 5 – 6 rows.

Buttons: I’m thinking 3/8 inch in diameter. Space evenly. Count carefully.

Button holes: For small buttons 1 yarn over and an ssk will make a button hole. Knit the yarn overs on the next row. Space as for buttons. Count carefully.

Bind
 off
 all 
stitches for both sides 
using
 a
 flexible 
bind
 off. 
For 
this
 bind 
off, 
cut
 yarn
 leaving
 a
 considerable 
tail, 
thread 
on 
a 
tapestry
 needle. 
Without 
turning 
the
 work, 
put 
needle 
through
 first 
two
 stitches 
(knitwise) 
and
 then 
back 
through 
the 
first 
stitch 
(purlwise) 
and 
take 
the
 first
 stitch 
off 
the 
needle. 

Repeat 
these
 steps 
until 
all 
stitches
 are 
bound 
off.

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