I used Sinfonia mercerized cotton yarn and size 3.25mm(US3) needles. Once I finally figured out how the chart worked, with all of the noise around me, it went fairly well. I has a nice sheen and even though it is knit pretty tightly is feels soft and not stiff at all.
I am looking forward to trying some of the other projects and learning more about the sweaters with these designs that the fishermen used to wear out to sea.
Keep knitting and keep learning,