Can be made with 2 strands of DK yarn (USA Light worsted weight) I used King Cole Cottonsoft DK, and also 1 strand of Aran weight yarn. I used King Cole Comfort Aran, A great pattern for using up scraps!
Most yarns of a similar weight may be used, such as Stylecraft special.
Decorate it with pearls, gems and buttons! Here I have used little stick-on pearls that are attached to paper sheets, available from craft shops and online craft stores :-)