I used the Elizabeth Zimmerman's EPS to knit this sweater. Noro Silver Thaw is the base yarn and Cash Iroha in deep purple fo rthe bands which are done in garter stitch. This was my second attempt at desigining a sweater. I still have a lot to learn. I finally got clasp and sewed them on 3/10/07. I think I used Holz & Stein ebony circular needs but I'm not sure. Started on 1/23/2007 and completed on 2/26/2007.