I finished the Nutcracker already earlier this week. I was having lots of difficulties in the end and I'm not yet sure about it all in all. But anyway, it was knit with Grignasco Tango with 3 mm needles. I almost always choose smaller needles that are recommended, I like my knits to be firm but not hard and stiff. I'm not sure how much I used but it must have been close to 500 grams, little more or less. I bought the yarn when I was in Helsinki earlier this fall. The recipient is having a cold so I could not make her to come outside for a photoshoot and I had to take the pictures inside. But here it is...This b/w is a detail of a sleeve - my favourite part. I'm sorry that I could not get a better one of this but although the recipient was in a fairly good mood while photoshooting I do not dare to ask her to do it again!And the final picture, this shows how she feels about the sweater and that is what really counts!