I started the knitting of the thing yesterday and I'm not using the new yarn I didn't take back at all... not doubled, nothing.
I'm using this real nice black yarn with dots of colour thru it as a start for the neck... Now I've switched to a grey that I had on hand and seems very similar to the black.
I found the pattern. IT's from Knitting for Dumbies on page 286.
The gauge says... gauge doesn't matter... all I really need to do is to make sure that I increase my stitches til the sweater is large enough for my chest. I'm almost there now.
I've decided to use the yarn I have in my stash that looks to be similar in weight to the black that I started with.
The only thing I don't like so far is the neck. The pattern calls for a cast on of 80 sts, making the neck a teensy bit too wide for my neck.
Perhaps I can block this out, I'm not sure.
At any rate, it doesn't appear that the sweater will be black and greys... probably some blues will show up...
Not worried... if I like this pattern, I still have 10 balls of these colours I can experiment with later.