A couple of bloggers asked about the fingerless mittens in the last post.
One pointed out that I hadn't mentioned yarn or needles.
Oops - that was a slight slip up on my part.
I use 8ply/DK - size 4mm/UK8 needles and cast on 34 stitches - it knits up quickly and isn't too bulky on the hands. The pattern is for an adult ladies hand but you will most likely find it will need to be a bit bigger in the wrist for a man so just add more stitches - because I use 2x2 rib I add in multples of two - then knit the stocking stitch part longer
It usually takes just under 50grms for a pair and I normally just use acrylic but if you can find resonably priced pure wool then go for it as they will be deliciously warm.
Hope that helps