Something for men in aran style that is not skin tight. This fits up to 50 inches. We used a Peruvian wool blend yarn, but any yarn that knits up to gauge of 6 sts to 1 inch will work. That would be sport weight type yarns. Knitting needles, US #8, both straight and circulars. On this pattern, we suggest you read through the entire pattern before beginning. This makes it easy when you are knitting, and come to the pattern stitch you are working on. You will then be more familiar with it, and it will be knitted with ease.