This past summer my husband and I went to Iceland. the only souvenier I wanted was an Icelandic style sweater, but do you know how much those are? So we drove to the Alafoss factory outlet and I bought the yarn and instruction booklet to make my own. This is knit in the round and lastly cut up the center to add the button band. I've never knit a sweater, never followed a pattern, and never have had to weave in yarn to avoid long floats before this. And it was less than half the price of a sweater in the shops!