This is an intermediate pattern, worked in feltable heavy weight wool yarn on size 10 ½ circular needles. The optional collar pattern is worked in sport weight yarn on size 1 needles) This pattern is worked in stockinette stitch, intarsia, latch hook, and short rows. Latch hook technique and simple chain stitching are used for detail work. The purl side will be the right side. This pattern uses 220 yards of heavy weight black(or white)(Collar-optional approximately 25 yards each of sport weight wool yarn in red, green and white and 5 yards of beige. The finished project is then fulled. You will need a #16 embroidery needle or similar needle, and size 2 and 8 crochet hooks. Heavy weight gauge- 3 st per inch /5 rows per inch.