It's an absorbing and fun knit, and was definitely a learning experience for me, but everything is clearly explained in the pattern.
It's knitted entirely on dpns and stuffed as you go. At first this feels like quite a strange way to knit. Even the ears are knitted on in the round and the edges grafted together, so it really is completely seamless, and so cute.
The wool is some dk I already had, which I thought was quite a good elephant grey, but I gave him a scarf as well to add some colour.
The pattern is Elijah, by the genius that is Ysolda Teague.