I used 3 (a little from the 4th) balls of Paton's Decor in a wine color (don't ask about the yarn). I made the size 6 and knit it on Denise US 9's. I realized that I don't read directions very well, but I did enjoyed this pattern (Wonderful Wallaby). The pocket and placket were fun interruptions during the stockinette. I'm already planning one for Gus. This time with better yarn!