This stunning plaid ear warmer has two great features:-A tubular cast on and bind off to give it that perfect machine knit look. Yay for no ugly cast on/off edges!-You don’t need to weave in a bunch of ends! They are knotted and just hidden under the bow. This is an intermediate pattern, but I do have links to help beginners learn the tubular cast on and bind off, as well as tips on how to keep your colorwork tension even. You will need the following yardage for the XL size and less for all smaller sizes:Fisherman approx 20 yards.Claret approx 15 yards.Black approx 10 yards.Cranberry approx 6 yards. The smaller yard