This pattern is accessible as a PDF download.
One of my favorite techniques is cabling. If you think of it as just knitting your stitches out of order it’s less intimidating. Use a cable needle at first and when you feel confident try knitting without a cable needle.
5” wide x 30” circumference
#4 –Worsted about 180 yards.
Tools & Notions:
US 10-24” Circular Needles, Cable Needle, Stitch Markers
18 stitches = 4” stockinette