The original pattern published in 1985 suggested DK and fine chenille yarns. In 2009, The Knitter, Issue 7, is a modern reworking using a new color palette and Rowan Pure Wool DK and Kidsilk Aura.
Wool suggestion from Glorious Knits:
”..mixed yarns and colours averaging dk weight for background and fine chenille in one colour for flowers. Oddments of mixed yarns for flower centres.”