This is a beautiful, functional set that will warm your heart, your mug, your coffee, and make every day feel sunny and good. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should be able to do Aran Knitting. There are step-by -step instructions for the more unusual stitches if you want to stretch your abilities a bit. If you can only do knit and purl stitches, perhaps persuade a knitting friend to do this one for you. GAUGE 18 sts SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS For 8 cup cafetiere and ordinary sized mugs. The ties make this set adjustable.