I thought for a while about doing a cabled pair but then I went for a pattern that I have done before in grey. They worked well before and I think the pretty leaf pattern works well in black.
I got the pattern from Ravelry, written by Jo Bangles and called "Autumnal Mitts" as the pretty lace style look like leaves.
I used a double knitting wool that I have had for ages and I think it may have been an own brand from John Lewis. They knitted up nicely, but I have small hands so I switched from a 4mm needle to 3.75mm. I don't actually have 4mm double ended needles, so I often end up making this switch.
The gloves are knitted in the round, so no sewing up - always good!!!