I decided to switch yarn for my Ashby. I love the charcoal but it was too dark. My eyes were getting very tired from straining to see the pattern no matter how many lights I turned on.
I switched to another Berocco, Ultra Alpaca, in a washed denim color and the knitting is going much faster. I am on my second B chart (out of 5) but best of all, with this lighter color, I can actually knit while we watch TV in the evening. I am using a cable needle for the two stitch cables and I am feeling very confident now. Love learning something new!