Talk to me about the "Einstein Coat"

I’m going to take a peek at Sally Melville’s “Einstein Coat” pattern, but I wanted to know what others that have knit this coat have to say about it. Is it difficult to knit? How long does it take (I like quicker gratification projects! :oops: ) Any preferred yarns out there, and maybe yarns that should definitely not be used? Any and all advice is welcome. If I did it, this would be my very first garment…probably the biggest project I will have knitted.

I haven’t knit this (yet) but there is a KAL thread for it here if you are interested.

http://www.ample-knitters.com/einstein.html

This was a really popular project among those on the ample-knitters list. Since most of the women subscribing to the list are plus size, I would imagine there are lots of tips for resizing, customizing.

I’ve always wanted to knit this but I never seem to be able to finish anything more than a pair of socks for myself. The sweater and the shrug are in the UFO pile. Maybe someday…