I teased this pattern back in April when I first started designing it. It took me a few trial and error swatches to finally get the pattern I wanted with repeating triangles.
I used Cotton Ease yarn for the gray, knitting portion. I love Cotton Ease for baby blankets because it's soft, washable and durable. It's a cotton / acrylic blend that feels more like full cotton.
I liked the blanket after finishing the knitting portion, but something was missing. It needed a little more color pop. When I started knitting the blanket, I didn't know if my friend was having a girl or boy. After the baby was born and I found it it was a girl, I decided to add a colorful border.
The border also uses an acrylic / cotton blend, but it isn't Cotton Ease. I didn't like any of the Cotton Ease colors for the border, so I used Knit Pick's Comfy Worsted in Rose Hip. The border is crocheted, so this blanket requires a basic knowledge of both knitting and crochet. (Or you could leave the border off and just do the knitting part.)
Enjoy and if you have any questions before buying, post them in the comments!