Herein lies madness
Thank you for all your advice! I have thrown caution to the wind and cast on the Baltic Sea. The pattern is for sport weight on 5mm (sorry, still used to the metric system after being in England for 5 yrs) so I'm doing the laceweight on 4mm. I'm not bothered about it being a stole or scarf; I just want to see the pattern develop. The project may take a long time seeing as I'm 1) a serial cast-on and multiple project knitter and, 2) mother to 2 young children. Mindy - feel free to cast on your Baltic Sea sock yarn too! We could have a knitalong within the knitalong?!