This is a fun accessory with its wild animal colors enlivened with shots of bright color, in a zig zaggy stitch pattern, which ruffles ever so slightly around the body when worn. Trendy pieces should always be quick to knit, and this one is no exception - a weekend is all it takes, using 3 strands of yarn on large needles. The cheetah sample, with the pink edging, is knit using 2 shades of Cascade Yarns Eco and 1 strand of Cascade 220. The snow leopard sample, with the blue edging, uses 3 shades of Eco. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yo, double dec GAUGE 11 sts and 15 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st using 3 strands Eco or 10.5 sts and 14 rnds = 4" in St st using 2 strands Eco and 1 strand Cascade 220, with size 15 ndls or size to give gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Neck Circ (unstretched): 18" Neck Circ (lightly stretched): 20" Length (Neck to Tip): 12.5 / 13" Lower Edge Circ: 65 / 70" Width Across Shoulders (Tip to Tip): 26.5 / 27.5"