Fabric for the sweater: Knit fabric such as jersey, with good stretch and recovery. You can also use fabrics such as college or french terry which are heavier, but you should then consider sizing up, since these fabrics usually have less stretch.
Fabric for the cuffs and neckband: Jersey or ribb, (or any of the above listed). Keep in mind that the pattern pieces for the waistband, long sleeves, cuffs and neckband are made for jersey (cotton/lycra). If you use ribbing instead, you will need to make the cuffs shorter (see Sewing Instructions).
This is an estimate of how much fabric you’ll need, based on 160 cm (63”) wide fabric that has not been pre-washed.