Each skein begins with a rainbow of colours that will form the yoke, and then a long section of deep green-y black which you'll use for both the body and arms.
The current dye lots of this colourway are a bit brighter than the sample sweater and a better match for the skein in the second image.
The sweater pictured is Merino Twist SWEATER in Whiskey in a Teacup (115 g / 4 oz)
Knitter: Rebecca Gunderson
Estimated yarn requirements for Flax Light:
115 g (4 oz): 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years
170 (6 oz): 2-4 years, 4-6 years
The yarn requirements listed in the pattern seem generous, and based on our test sweaters, I think the above is realistic. But your mileage may vary, so keep your wits about you, knitters!
The not-obvious difference between the two sizes of skeins is that the larger one allows for a bigger/wider/deeper yoke. If you use the XL skein for a newborn sweater, you'll have to divide for the arms before you've knit the full rainbow.
This listing is for one skein of yarn, not the final knitted item. This is the SWEATER version of this colourway; the rest of the Whiskey in a Teacup collection is here.
We sell regular and XL skeins:
115 g (4 oz) is a standard skein
170 g (6 oz) is 1.5 times a standard skein
Our photos are intended to capture the overall feel of the colourway, but our dye lots do vary. More details on our base yarns are available here.