Wonderful for around the house. Love to wear it over a nice light top or going out to a Restaurant. Sometimes you never know if you are sitting under any vents. I do like to be comfortable and enjoy my company and not have to be cool. So this shrug is perfect for keeping me warm. You can close it at the front as much or as little as you like. It has a nice relaxed feel to it. Any type of Yarn could be use for this depends on the look you would like. The pattern then has to be modified to adjust for the needle size and yarn thickness used. I have use a “Baby Bamboo” Yarn by Sirdar Snuggly.