I used the BSA Dyed Cotton for my blanket - very soft! To get the gauge, I had to go down to 10.5 needles. One correction for the pattern that isn't on the BSA web site: For YO row B: Knit 11, YO, K2tog, *Knit 10, YO, K2tog - Repeat from * until you reach the last 11 stitches. Knit the last 11 stitches. This makes the eyelets come out even, and centered with the eyelets from YO row A. This is a beautiful blanket, but I think it may be a little difficult for beginners, unless they have support from an advanced friend, or yarnshop.
This baby blanket was a delight to knit. Although I was sceptical of the eyelets they really helped the body of the blanket sail along, and the finished result was adorable. The recommended yarn (BSA Hand-dye Worsted) is well worth buying; it is SO soft and pudgy; you really feel like you're making something for a very special baby! Do note that there are some corrections for this pattern on the BSA website (7 skeins, not 6, for one thing) and if you are substituting yarns, you want a bulky weight that knits up at 3.5 stitches to the inch, despite the somewhat misleading label of "Worsted" in the recommended yarn. This may become my signature baby gift...at least for baby girls! (The ruffles are deep and lush, so it's a rather girly blanket.)
I made this using 2 strands of organic cotton throughout, and made it a
little larger than the pattern calls for. My family (who all
think that I am weird because I knit, and are never impressed with what
I make) are all raving about this blanket. My mother has called
This is sweetest & simple project. I made it for a pregnant girlfriend in organic cotton & did not want to let it go (I did anyway!). It was simple to knit but ends up in the "family heirloom" catagory. I wonderful gift for a baby shower or make it larger for an adult "kid".