These were a fun project for the last 2 evenings. I knitted them in Tahki Zara Plus, which is a super-wash Merino that was on clearance sale at Jimmy Beans. The pattern is from Knitty: "Fetching". I believe they were intended for a woman but they fit my big hands very comfortably. I eliminated the picot cast-off because that did seem too feminine for my tastes.
This wool is amazing to work with, giving great stitch definition and having lots of stretch when knitted. Now for some cool weather to wear them in. Still in the 70s during the days and 60s at night here in Southwestern Florida but a cold front is on the way next weekend. Maybe I can wear some of my knitting finally?