This was made with Valeria di Roma Australia that I purchased from Knitwerx (the wonderful gift photo'd earlier) and size 9 needles with a Drops pattern. I bought eight skeins and it only took six. Now what to do with the leftovers?? I have about 240 yards left. The stitches are so large, if you wear white under it, it'll show through a bit. I'm still debating on the closure in front.