This is a super yummy, very simple blanket pattern that will teach you to double-knit quickly and easily. The blanket works up at about 42" by 48" before the ruffle. The ruffle adds about 5 inches on each side. You choose the yarn, so you choose the colors. I suggest getting two distinct colors, these are used to create the plaid. I used size 4, worsted weight superwash wool and size 9 needles.