Last year I made myself a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves with a yarn close to the suggested yarn -- soft and round, good for cable definition.
Well, I didn't think the yarn was warm enough or wore well. Soo... the tattered pair is in the bottom of my hat basket and I made a new pair out of Rowan Felted Tweed. Oh, my. I love the results. NOTE: I used it double stranded.
The mitts are warm & sturdy, yet soft. They are perfect for a fall afternoon walk...like a stroll to Starbucks. Maybe I need to take a stroll this afternoon!