When I was a High School Student in the 1980?s, I wanted to make a cozy sweater that took the best of current fashion, and something a princess would wear while fighting along side Robin Hood. Thankfully, what I got was this sweater. Despite the lacy top, this sweater is heavy and warm. The neck is wide enough for a turtleneck or shirt collar. It made walking to class considerably warmer when I was a student at Houghton, in upstate NY, where it snows uphill both ways. If Robin Hood had needed me, I would have been practically dressed, and cute. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Foundation Single Crochet, Front Loop Only Decreasing Shell Stitch Using Markers Working in rows and rounds X stitch GAUGE 15 st x 16 rows = 4"X4"/10cm x10xm in sc using US H8, 5mm hook or size required to obtain gauge 17 st x 20 rows = 4"x4"/10cmx10cm using US G7, 4mm hook, or size required to obtain gauge SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit bust size 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 inches, 71, 81, 91.5, 101.5, 122 cm plus 4 inches 10 cm ease.