Popinjays are a pair of stranded-knit hand-warmers featuring a juxtaposition between warm-weather tropical birds and cold-weather Nordic knitwear.
Written for three sizes, each using it's own weight of yarn, size of needle, and gauge as follows:
Small (palm circumference 7.5"): Palette Fingering, 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm needles, gauge of 36sts/40rnds=4"/10cm over cuff pattern
Medium (palm circumference 8.5"): Wool of the Andes Sport, 2.75mm and 3mm needles, gauge of 32sts/34rnds=4"/10cm over cuff pattern
Large (palm circumference 9.5"):Wool of the Andes Worsted, 3mm and 3.25mm needles, gauge of 28sts/30rnds=4"/10cm over cuff pattern
Suggested substitutes for these yarns that are available on LoveKnitting are as follows (you will need two colours of one weight and brand only for one pair in the selected size):
Small- Cascade 220 Fingering; Medium- Cascade 220 Sport, Large- Cascade 220