I don't know why I so desired to knit this, especially since I don't like the pictures in the magazine (Knitter's Spring 2007). Using Cascade 220, it takes 1 skein of each color, held double. I had the extra dpns but you could also use 2 circs or the magic loop method and markers. With all the Cascade colors available the possiblilities are endless. I think I will make a "watermelon" bag next (green and pink).