Here is my first go with mittens. The wool is Reynolds Lite- Lopi made in Iceland. I used #3 needles and without testing gauge they fit me, but my hands are not big. I did have to make them a little longer than the directions said, so I had to add a couple more motifs. Next time I would use #4's to offer a little more room. The directions were great in Knitting Around, they are little different from the pattern in Knitting almanac. You just have to think it through like EZ would.