The Garland Cowl was designed with my "beautiful daughter" in mind. This cowl has a wonderful drape. It is long enough to be worn long or twisted & looped. Note: Using a stretchy cast on and bind off is highly recommended. Gauge is not really required for this pattern as long as you are knitting with worsted yarn. To shorten or lengthen Cowl you will want to decrease/increase by 14 stitches for this pattern to work. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round, Stitches - YO, K2tog, SSK, K2togtbl, Stretchy cast on & bind off GAUGE 4 - 4.5 stitches per inch in Garter Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7.5 X 60 inches (after blocking) SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Wool/bamboo or silk blends COLORWAY Your Choice!