(1/19/10): I have created a SLITHER CHART to help with decreases, buttonholes, and stripes.
Inspired by the elegance of fall, I combined two of my favorite things to knit (stripes and mitts) to create these fancy snake-bellied gauntlets. Worked from the top down, back and forth to the wrist, these snug-fitting mitts knit up quickly and will keep your arms cozy while you slink through your day or night.
Finishing is minimal, but you will need to stabilize your buttons before wearing. Instructions for the method of using additional sew-on buttons as anchors on the wrong side are included in the pattern, and remember: once the buttons are secured you only have to fasten them up once!
Pictured on Knitty with Dill Buttons #D379 (5/8”) and #D381 (7/8”).