Thanks for the help with my last question! I totally get the yarn dominance thing now. But... now I have another question (you'll never get rid of me now, he he).
I've finished the ribbing and am on the first row that uses two colors of black and old gold. My question: Is the medallion pattern supposed to work out evenly over the seams? I'm knitting the smallest size and I ended up about 1/4 way through a medallion at the side seam. How is that going to work out properly? Am I missing something here?