My next knit along project is a pair of fingerless mittens my friend found the pattern for.
They are knit using bulky weight yarn with only 27 stitches per round....which is really fast compared to socks (or even hats!)
I am using Cadena from Knit Picks in the Neptune colorway. It's a Wool of the Andes, Alpaca blend. Here's what mitt #1 looks like up to the point where we start to form the thumb gusset.
I like the k2p1 twisted faux cable stitch. (It reminds me of the twisted faux cable I did on the socks I sent to the state fair. You might remember them as the socks with the pooling issue.)