I had wanted a 16 inch cable for my knit picks interchangeable needles but that was not an option through their company. One of my LYS ladies was nice enough to tell me that these cables were compatible with the Knit Picks system. They work great and I actually like this system better because everything is labeled much better but the needles are basically the same.
I bought this pattern in a panic because I had 3 pregnant family members in need of gifts. I had been trying some other patterns before I found this and was having a run of bad luck. This is a, easy & quick gift knit. All the instruction are very clear and easy especially for a new knitter or in my case a stressed knitter running out of time. It isn't a flash pattern but an experienced knitter would have no problem adding a more complex border if they wanted to.