This sweater was designed with all knitters in mind, beginners included! The five sizes, three lengths, open front and pullover styles will suit most everyone. Casual fit and shaping will accommodate layered dressing. The open work stitch is reminiscent of iron work on old garden gates, not quite obscuring not quite revealing what lies beyond. The cuffs are held up with buttons. Solid and hand dyed ribbon, boucle, and other textured yarns produce great results, so don't limit your choices to smooth yarns. The models were knitted in mohair and a cotton/acrylic blend. For this stitch a yarn which usually measures four stitches per inch will produce 3.5 stitches per inch.