What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Get the pattern. Start knitting. It's super easy and great fun.
What you will need
100% Australian washable wool
Q&A with Amihill
wool for you asked:
What are materials, and how much yarns used
Your home spun yarns would work well with this pattern. The little jacket is suitable for about a 1 year old. I used around 200g of mixed woolen yarns for this little BSJ. I'm sorry I don't knit for money. Just for pleasure :-)