This was designed for men, but women tell us they love this as well. We have a friend that made lots of these in different colors for teachers gifts for her children! The pattern is well suited for dark colors, as some stitch patterns are not. Easy stitch repeat pattern. Everyone will want one of these. This is good for casual wear, as well as dress wear! Ours is 7 wide by 34 inches long, but this can easily be made longer, just allow a bit more yarn. Knitting needles, US #9.