I support two charities abroad where the goods get delivered by people I know, and I wanted something that little bit different to knit, that was easy, and also came together quite quickly, so I designed and had tested this garment, which is made all in one piece, thus, saving on the sewing up, which most of us don't exactly enjoy. The result is quite pleasing, and easy to wear, either on its own, or as a layering garment. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl decrease increase sew up pick up stitches GAUGE The details of this, which aren't precise, as this was made as a charity knit, is included within the pattern instructions. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 27" to 30" chest PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sirdar Folksong or Marriners Chunky were the two yarns I used for this. COLORWAY Absolutely personal choice.....can be made for boys or girls, so the choice is yours.