Thames a great pattern for a new knitter, and also a classic for someone more advanced.
This looks just as wonderful in any self-striping yarn or in a solid.
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
599 yards (548 m)
The sample was made with Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino. A suggested colourway is shown below.