This pattern is inspired by my hippy days and brings back the nostalgia and freedom of my youth. But it's also a great contemporary pattern as the 60's fashions come back. This vest is so fun to wear, the way it drapes and flows around you, I guarantee you will love the sensation. People will stop you in the street to comment on how amazing this is. Not only is it super fun to wear, its great to make, its made completely in the round, and I love making it so much I've made 7 different versions of this vest, in different colors. See my other listings for those patterns. GAUGE Gauge: Gauge is not important in this project because it is sized to fit most body types. The vest is approximately 48" long and fits up to at least a 40" bust. If you are petite or taller there are adjustment's you can make in the pattern instructions. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: One Size fit's Most body types with directions for making this vest larger or shorter (this vest looks great on many shapes-continuing with rows at the end will make it longer and wider around your body). The vest is approximately sized for the average 5'6" individual and fits up to at least a 40" bust. If you are petite or taller there are adjustment's you can make in the pattern instructions. SUGGESTED YARN 2035 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Deborah Norville Serenity Garden COLORWAY Gems- there are many other beautiful colors available.