A good beginner pattern to try your hand at cables! We used leftover bulky yarns, and knitting needles, US # 10. Finished size is about 13 inches wide and 12 inches tall. You can certainly make this longer if you wish. It is a fun, easy pattern to knit, and goes quickly. This makes a good gift for your crafting friends. Also use as a shopping bag. Make lots of these in pretty colors for gifts! Non-knitters will think you spent weeks knitting these! We love the way the cable works and blends itself right up through the top ribbing!