|I LOVE the stitch definition. So lovely.|
I used Cascade 220 wool yarn for this, which is worsted weight. For those who don't know much about yarn, they come in different 'weights' or thicknesses; much like fabric. The weight of the yarn will help determine the gauge (stitches per inch) of the finished fabric. Think of it like the fabric you buy: the finer the fibre, the smoother the fabric; the thicker the fibre, the more 'coarse' the fabric (and by coarse I mean the more you can see the details in the weave of knit - think cotton twill vs. fine silk). Tension and needle size also plays an important roll in stitch size.
But that is for a different post.
ravelry project page if you're intersted in checking it out (should be accessible for anyone following this link), but it mostly consisted of decreasing the amount of stitches and tightening up my tension.
They fit quite snugly when I finished them, and since I consider myself having medium-sized hands (man, are hand sizes ever abritrary - pain in the butt to work out), I figured they'd work out just fine for my smaller-handed Step-Sister. Then I blocked them to help define the pattern, and they came out a bit larger. They still fit me really well, but I suspect they'll be too big for their recipient.
So there we have it, another Christmas present (hopefully) done. Many, many more to go.
And also for other knitting projects, because boy have I been knitting!