Very quick to knit and lovely and cosy to wear. I also used the kitchener method to graft the two ends together. Thank you YouTube. I bought the wool in the Fenwick's sale and have enough to knit some wrist warmers (already started). The patterns are Sirdar 9496 which are in a booklet (410) called Chic Winter Knits. Now I'm going to do some housework so that I can continue, guilt free, with designing the Flying Geese block for February.