This design is extremely time consuming. The rows worked in St st are very long…in some cases well over 1000 sts so its a long term project. It is also very loose fitting and has lots of gathers, including at the bust line which may not be figure flattering for everyone. The garment pictured here was worked in Habu Bamboo lace, which is fairly heavy compared to an alpaca yarn but it has wonderful drape, which is what you’ll want to look for in your yarn choice. You will NOT want a yarn that is heavier in weight as it may turn out to be too heavy. If you have any questions, please contact me.