The yarn is a little brighter than this, more of a bright sky blue, but this is fairly close. I’m using KnitPicks Mainline. I had 22 skeins in my stash, which is more than enough for this project. (Yay for buying sweater quantities of yarn in advance!) It will probably end up using 13 or 14 skeins.
It’s wonderful yarn. 75% cotton and 25% wool, which is wonderful to knit with, unlike 100% cotton. The wool gives the cotton some spring and lightness, which I think will be good for a large project like this. Unfortunately, last time I was on the KnitPicks site, they didn’t have this yarn. I really hope it wasn’t discontinued, because I really love it.
Hopefully there will be a finished object within the next couple of weeks!