After realizing the first attempt was enormous, I reknit with 80 fewer stitches. So 300 stitches on size 8 Chiaogoo needles. I purchased the needles in Ft Collins CO.
This is my attempt at Tegna.
I switched to size 7 Knit Pro Zing for the body.
I am knitting the second size on the pattern.
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering-Blackberry (edging)
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering - Sterling (body)
Knit for 15 inches.
Next is to divide for front and back.