For a rewarding quick knit this sweater is knit using large needles and chunky yarn, also knit from the top down for a seamless finish. Simply elegant or cozy and casual , this "go to sweater" is also practical enough for heavy duty wear down on the farm. Enjoy and Happy knitting. The original pattern for this sweater features wide sleeve cuffs. Emerald Empress has modified the sweater (shown in purple) to have ribbed sleeve cuffs. If you prefer the look of the ribbed cuffs the mods can be viewed here http://www.ravelry.com/projects/EmeraldEmpress/top-down-cozy-weekend-sweater.. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round easy cable GAUGE 3 sts and 4.5 rows = 1" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To Fit chest size 32( 36, 42)" Actual measurements 36 (40, 46)"