I think you'll want to know what the fiber content of your yarn is so you'll know how to wash it after it's done. https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-...w=1172&bih=641
You might work a few more repeats with the needles you think you prefer, whatever size they are, and see how the fabric feels and drapes. I like the neutral color for this pattern, it will be elegant and go with just about anything.
????? penns = needles ????? That seems contextually correct.