If you are a knitting teacher this is a great pattern to teach from. If you are a beginner the pattern is detailed enough to guide you through your first steek with confidence. Whether this is your first time doing fair isle or cutting a steek this pattern is written with easy to follow directions and a detailed pictorial on cutting a steek. The pattern also includes helpful hints for following a fair isle chart. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting GAUGE 5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16" x 16"