My daughter asked for fingerless mitts when she spotted me where a pair at the bus stop in October. The First Quarter KAL encouraged me to make her a pair in January. At first I didn't let her take them out of the house. I quickly let her take them to school and she really enjoyed them for recess and after school with our mild winter. Yarn is Malabrigo Silky Merino. I had ordered the yarn and didn't care for the color but my daughter loved it. It knitted up prettier than it looked on the skein or wound up "cake".