Note from Heather: I used Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn. I bought 2 skeins of the green "grass" yarn in WI. I used my stash to add some stripes because I was nervous that 2 skeins wasn't enough for the sweater. I was right. I sent my mom back to her Michaels store and I ventured to 2 stores. My friend Diana finally found the yarn in Minneapolis. I was hoping the thicker yarn and larger needle size would work on this pattern that I like so much! It didn't.