The shape of these cardi patterns is beautifully flattering with a slight cinch to the waist and flair to the cuff and hem (as you are knitting you can tailor this exactly to your body too). It is a piece which will draw attention and finish off an outfit perfectly.
They are knitted using King Cole Cottonsoft DK, a 100% cotton yarn with lots of stitch definition. I also think that King Cole Drifter Subtle DK would create a lovely winter garment from this pattern with its cotton/acrylic/wool mix it has be beautiful marl that adds interest but wouldn't take away from the stitch pattern.
You will also need 3.75mm and 4mm knitting needles for these projects.