Baby blankets offer such fun opportunities to play with pattern, texture, color, and material. In this case I paired a very boyish blue cotton/acrylic with a diamond motif to create a blanket fit for a younger prince. (In pink, it would be perfect for a princess, too!)
The stitch used is a completely reversible diamond pattern surrounded by seed stitch. Unblocked, this pattern will pull in and ripple slightly, which is somewhat pleasing in its softness. Blocked, the purled diamonds "pop" against their knit opposites in a bold motif.
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com