This was a quick fun knit. The start is a bit fiddly, but not really difficult. I'm not sure about the size of this one. It's a bit too big to keep my neck warm (not quite snug enough), but not big enough to wear as a shrug (assuming of course that I could keep a shrug on my slopey shoulders). Still, it's a bit of fun to wear and I'll definitely make a couple more of these.