What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's really easy. Just use any yarn you like, cast on enough stitches to give about 8 -10 inches width and knit for 26 -30 inches, putting in some button holes about for rows before you cast off. You can use any stitch you like or do a garter stitch border around all four sides with stocking stitch in the middle. You can add a cable in the centre - whatever takes your fancy. It's really easy and looks great on.