This pattern was designed with a box full of yarn! We found the background color, then we added pretty, bright colors of yarn from a box full of scrap yarns, with easy graphs to complete the sweater. Easy shaping too. This was such fun to knit, that we have made several! Fits from 34 to 40 ½ inches. Uses sport weight cotton yarn. On one, we used Lustersheen ( by Coats and Clark ) yarn and it worked great! Knitting needles , US sizes #4, and # 6.