For my sample I used Plymouth Yarns Encore Tweed. For the pattern you will need 5(5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Grape Jam.
I finished my sample with a zipper. I think it gives a great finished look. I have a tutorial on my blog showing how to sew the zipper in. If that still intimidates you I also have an option to add buttons in the pattern.