After some help from my Snb group I decided on the needles and yarn I will be using for the mystery stole 3 pattern. I did a test swatch with 3.25mm needles and 2.5mm needles. I am using the elann.com Peruvian Baby Lace Merino in the parchment colour. When I did the swatch with the 3.25mm needles I tried 3 different colour beads - maroon, gold, and clear. Paul and Joseph preferred the gold. Most of the ladies in my Snb preferred the clear. I decided on the clear and I decided to use my KnitPicks Options in the 2.75mm size. I've completed row 50 and am ready to start the second chart. I need to find a size 13 crochet hook. I have a size 14 now and it fits through the beads but it is a bit of a challenge getting the yarn through without it splitting. The size 12 hook is too big. I went to 4 different places today looking for size 13 hooks and no luck so far. I will try again tomorrow. I hope I manage to find it because it will make adding the beads so much easier.