All in a rush this afternoon, I finished the Pulsvarmere Blonde -- lace wristwarmers -- from Marit of med pinner, which I found through Guro at rett og vrangt. (You can get to the PDF version of the pattern down where it says "klikk her".) The pattern is in Norwegian, but it shouldn't be terribly difficult to figure out for those who have done charts.
legg opp = cast on
maske, masker = st, sts
strikk = knit, work
rettmaske = K
kast på pinnen = yo
2 masker sammen = K2tog
maske løst av = slip the stitch [wyib]
So cast on 30, knit 1 row, work 22 sts before beginning lace chart. (There is a little mistake on Row 17: the row should be "Sl 1, K2, (yo, K2tog) 3 times".)
I wouldn't recommend a multicolored yarn for this -- I tried it with some Malabrigo, and while it was deliciously soft, the lace pattern simply disappeared.
With the Jaeger Alpaca, I cast on 35 instead. I also used a provisional cast-on and grafted the seam, to avoid bulkiness. The wool was a real bother to work with at this gauge, I must say, very splitty; I thought I'd caught them all, but I'm seeing some rather embarrassing gaffes as I type. Oh, well. I am, on the other hand, cozy-warm! Whew!
"Blonde" is a faux amis -- it does not mean "blonde" but "lace". That took me a while to figure out, actually, although perhaps it is a little joke. I have made only one joke in Norwegian, wh. I have quite rightly kept to myself, my Norwegian being rough as I am only learning from books and making comments on Guro's blog, who is nice enough to tell me that I'm doing pretty well.