Knitting the size 5 , used 8 skiens of the color Scarlet. I made some design changes. The Lace section on the shoulders was ended at the joining to the sleeves. I also knitted 4 inches of rib at the cuff, instead of 1.5 inches. I wanted to ability to fold them up. I also considered making a thumb slit in the ribbed cuff section. Maybe next time. I really enjoyed working with this pattern. The lace portion was a little challenging. Just hang in there and you will love the results. I would recommend using, lots of stitch markers, to help you through. Happy Knitting!