I made this for my daughter to wear on a recent December visit to see her grandparents in Wisconsin. Everywhere she wore it, I got compliments and comments about her gorgeous sweater! Pattern is written in standard American terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ch, sl st, sc, fpsc, bpsc SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Pattern includes sizes newborn to 12 years. Cardigan is "made to measure" according to the standard measurements provided in the pattern, or you can use your own custom measurements.