We find this is perfect for our needlework! We also use these for our shopping bags! Knit a lot of these as they work up fast! Uses multiple strands of worsted weight yarns, knitting needles, US # 10.5, in 29 inch circular. If you are looking for a gift for a friend, this would be it! You can each have one and carry your yarn projects to your next knitting guild meeting! Make different colored ones for a trip to the grocery store too! Finished size is 26 inches around, and about 12 inches tall. It could be make taller , but we find this size to be most desirable. Easy stitch pattern, so tote can be made in a day or two.