I've decided to go with Charlene Schurch's Chevron pattern. Here's my notes so far.
3/15 started swatch with a cast on of 60. Too big. Decreased to 52 for only 2 pattern repeats but increased the pattern to a 13 stitch instead of original 11. Aren't I getting good?
3/16 Using knitpicks size 1. Cast on 52. Using short row toes.
Pics of the yarn