Knit a cheerful pair of butterfly mitts for spring days which still have a chill in the air.
Knitting in the round (either with dpns or magic loop). Stranded colourwork (although this is an easy one if you want to try it for the first time!) Reading colourwork charts. Increasing. Decreasing. Picking up stitches for thumb (link to tutorial in pattern.)
80 (90) yards of main colour (sample shown in Drops Alpaca - Teal). 50 (55) yards of contrast colour 1 (sample shown in Drops Alpaca - Dark Lime). 12 (14) yards of contrast colour 2 (sample shown in Drops Alpaca - Orange). Other sport weight yarn could be used to achieve tension/gauge of 32 stitches and 32 rows in stranded stocking stitch.