I ordered some fabulous Shetland Spindrift 2ply jumper yarn from She Ewe Knits in Milton, Ontario.
Out of the 17 skeins I ordered, three are for my Faeroe Island Mittens from the book Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski. The other skeins are for a fair isle vest I'd like to knit in early fall.
The mitten pattern called for sock yarn and a gauge of 9.5sts per inch on 2.75mm needles. The spindrift got me a gauge of 8sts per inch on 2.5mm needles. So I changed the pattern just a little.
I have a small hand (7.25ins diameter). After doing my swatch, I deleted one pattern repeat (10sts) in the length and width of the mitten. I'm not sure whether I'll need to alter the thumb - time will tell.
Here's where I'm at: