I took a class offered by Philosopher's Wool at an Arts and Sewing Fair in Phoenix and learned how to knit faire isle. I bought a kit, took it home and started the project. The kit consisted of 11 different colors of yarn and I had never knitted steeks before nor cut my knitting to finish off the sleeves and cardigan. I learned a lot and hope to do a pull over for my husband this winter. I went back the next year and bought my husband's kit. I basically knitted 3 tubes and then put it together, I was amazed how it turned out.