What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would rate this as an advanced beginner. You will need to know how to knit! If you have not tried cables yet, this pattern is for you! It's simple with this big fat yarn! Easy to follow instructions and I am always available for help! Whip these up for your family and friends as gifts! The same pattern will work for women, men and teens! Uses just one skein of super bulky yarn! Great affordable gift for your hairdresser, babysitter, neighbor, boss or teacher! Need a secret santa gift? Hostess gift? How about the hard to buy for person on your list! Wrap them up under the tree for the unexpected guest! Color photos included! I am always available for help!