FUN! That is what people tell us that have purchased this pattern and knitted it! The best part is, the design is great for boys or girls. You will use this pattern over and over again for all the new babies! Uses worsted weight yarns, knitting needles size 10.5. You may want to use a circular needle to accommodate the stitches. The pattern is a simple repeat , and once you have done a few inches, you will remember it. Finished blanket size is about 37½ inches wide, and 40 inches long. This is a good size that will grow with baby!