This pattern gets requested over and over again! Our customers love it! This will keep your casserole dishes hot or cold! We used 3 strands held together of worsted weight yarn. This is not only for strength, but for heat and cold protection. This finished carrier is about 11 by 5 high. Will fit a 2 to 3 quart casserole. Make any colors of yarn you have in your scrap bag! My, what a nice gift to give to your friends! Great to use to take hot foods to potlucks! Use a 24 inch circular needle, size 10.5, and 4 double points each in sizes 10 and 10.5, only used for bottom finishing for a few rounds. People will love this!