This blanket is really soft and a quick knit too. I used Debbie Bliss' Aran Cashmerino and I totally forget what specific color. I cast on 67 stitches and seed stitched the entire thing until it was 30" long. Then I added ribbon all around. All the yarn cost about $50. I made it for my best friend's baby who has yet to enter this world. When she does, I hope she likes it.