The label also recommends a size 7 or 8 needle. I'm using 10s and kind of wish I'd started with 11s. This yarn is a bulky weight, but very soft thanks to the microfiber blended in with the merino wool.
The pattern has cable-16 twists on every 12th row. That's right: cable-16 twists, meaning you put 8 stitches on the cable needle and move them either behind or in front of the work. Normally, I cable without a cable needle, but not with this bulky yarn and that many stitches. The fabric is really soft and cozy feeling, and the folds give it a very luxurious feel. Andy Rooney had a "spa day" on Sunday, so with his newly-shorn coat, he's been enjoying laying under it while I knit.
Oops, time for Sing Off; got to run! Gotta go watch my guys do their thing. Rock on, On The Rocks!