This yarn was too busy to do the lace. Used about 6 of the 8 oz of 3ply. Size 5 needle. Started at the 71 st mark to make the neck bigger, I-cord to stabilize the garter edges. I had no idea the yarn would stripe like this from spinning it. Softened with 2 washes and does not look like it's going to pill. An excellent sweater yarn, reminds me of the stuff my grandmother used. Sturdy. I already have MANY of these rovings and probably will get more as things I like tend to stop being available.