I am hoping that the Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton I got on sale last week (couldn't pass it up for $3.79 a ball at Herrschners Online) will work. I'm not entirely confident, since the gauge listed on the ball is 25 st/4 in on US3 needles. I'm guessing the fabric might be too open on size 5s. I will let everyone know how it goes.
And, Jessica, thanks for posting the traslation, part 1. I can't wait to get started and to see your (and everyone's) progress pictures!