I've finished the apron I was knitting, using the Flo pattern from the Spring 2007 issue of Knitscene. I used Pakucho cotton in cream and blue Sugar 'n Cream cotton, mixing in some ecru Peaches 'n Creme to even out the weight of the feather and fan border. On size 8 needles, the skirt of this apron doubled as a great big swatch for the cardigan I plan to knit with Pakucho. The gauge is 18 st x 24 rows/4" in the skirt of the apron.
That's a little large, gauge-wise, for the apron. It is big. I thought it would be gathered by the tulle ties at the waist, but the gathers just make me look thick-waisted; they are out.
For cotton yarn, the Pakucho is pleasant to knit. It isn't too heavy, even with this much fabric.