In a brief visit to Melbourne earlier this year, I found Morris and Sons, just down from my hotel - yarn heaven. I was restrained in what I bought, but one of my two purchases was a ball their own Morris Osten acryllic in the red/black/burgundy variation (although I would have described it as orange/black/brown!) to make a scarf for my daughter in Canberra. I've been wanting to try this since my friend Vivienne knitted me one for my birthday.
It took about 5 hours to knit and was a pretty good TV watching project.
I had watched a demonstration of the technique for this yarn in a Lincraft store but downloaded a free pattern to remind myself. The yarn label suggested 9mm needles. I had either 7.5 mm or 10mm to hand, so went with 7.5 mm which worked fine.
It took about 10 minutes to get the hang of it. Then it was very easy.
Started one evening about 5pm, had it in the mail the next day. Two working days later I received photo of happy daughter.
Feels good all around.