What a super project! It's beautiful and looks like it will be fun to wear, too!
There are so many terrific resources on here with the how-to videos and the wonderful folks who will get you sorted out with your techniques, even if you are a pure beginning knitter! They're very generous and extremely knowledgeable so you've come to the right place.
I just wanted to share with you that some of the most important things I've learned, in knitting and in life, came from pursuing something I had a real passion for. I simply HAD to learn what I needed to know if I wanted that particular result so I was willing to stretch to get it.
So go for it, girl!
Knit what you love!
Happy knitting, and learning....