I just about always use size 7's with this kind of yarn, but the pattern just did not look right. Went down a needle size and the whole thing tightened up and looked a lot better.
Needles: 6's (4mm)
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream - sage green (used 1.4 oz of 2.6 oz ball)
Pattern: Parallelogram Check (Harmony Guides, 450 Knitting Stitches pg. 25), co 38, 4 rows of seed stitch at top and bottom, 4 stitches of seed on either side
Sizing: 9.75" by 9.25"