I call this a stole because it has shaping to hug your shoulders. It can also be used as a collar for a sweater or jacket. Knitting is started at the lower back edge. The entire piece is worked in garter stitch. This enhances the novelty yarns and finishes the edges as you knit. Approximately 100 yards are needed to knit this with size 17 needles. I like to use a stick in the front to secure it on me.