I had cast on fewer stitches than the pattern called for (I really wish I remember how many) and bound off long before the pattern called for. This blanket is 16" X 22", and is more of a little car seat blankie than a full-size blanket.
I used Caron One Pound and #8 needles, but I think I could have gone up a needle size or two because that yarn seems a bit thick for worsted. This little blanket is solid and simple.
I actually tried crocheting a border around this in bright pink to add some color and detail, but then I took it out. It didn't look quite right, and this little blanket is fine on its own.
I love giving handmade gifts. Even when I get a callous on my finger and a permanent cramp in my hand from so much knitting. Even when I didn't have a chance to run this through a washer and dryer to even out this out a bit. I know you can't really block acrylic, but a quick wash and run through a dryer can help straighten the stitches out and would help with the bumps that can appear along a bind-off edge.
I'm sure this will look better once its washed in some of that baby detergent and wrapped around a little person.
Handmade baby gifts always do.