This short cardigan I designed to use only 5 skeins (105 yards each) of my bulky handspun yarn. for an adult size 12 or under. The contrasting trim is Brown Sheep lambs pride 180 yards. though handspun could be used. The body is knit with a size 17 needle creating a loose fabric. a smaller needle will knit a denser fabric and you will need more yarn. The pictured sweater is knit with my yarn 'Icy Birch'. lots of natural mohair locks spun onto a core of lt brown wool yarn. I have been wearing this sweater for about 15 years. see the fluffy wear on the right shoulder from my purse strap!