They are made of tapestry yarn, which was given to me a couple months ago. It's rather scratchy compared to wool marketed for sweaters, so I am thinking these will be more comfortable worn over my cheapie stretchy gloves than over my bare hands. Perhaps they'd soften with a nice washing?
I used Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns for the numbers on the thumb gusset, and they fit perfectly. They were a simple knit, a perfect antidote to the frustration of the sorry darts on the sweater.
The darker color is more accurate. They are a deep burgundy.
They didn't use much yarn, so I might make another pair to use what yarn was left from my son's hat. A pair of colorwork mitts would be rather nice.