I knit mine with size 9 needles, using Eco + (shade 7076, a periwinkle blue). I cast on for this on Saturday, and finished it off yesterday. The color above is NOT the true color - the last post is more the shade. Have I mentioned I loved knitting this? The pattern was totally easy, and the finished product is wonderful. Mine is about 53 inches across, so a good lap sized, 'watching TV' soft of blanket. Oh, and the total cost for the whole project was $30? What perfect gift knitting?!
This is being gifted on Wednesday to my mother in law for her 60th birthday. Let's hope she loves it as much as I do!