I'll tell you why this is a winner: I look a helluva lot better in it than a sweatshirt (my usual) and it was fast, easy and fun to knit. This is a Glampyre.com original, my gauge was really off, but I love the outcome and the yarn choice. It is Cascade's Bollicine and it is a wool/llama/acrylic blend. Knit on number 8's in the round and it took 8 skeins. My first attempt at a top-down sweater.