I designed this for my son in his last semester of college. May he always be homeward bound! This is a quick knit and makes a great wedding gift (or new baby gift!). Feel free to customize the size and the look...a funky yarn for the i-cord border would be great (I'm thinking Knit Collage Rolling Stone) or add some pom-poms for a completely different feel. Knit it single instead of double-stranded if you'd like, but be sure if you do that to go down two needle sizes (or maybe more depending on how tightly you knit). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yarn over, i-cord GAUGE 5 stitches in 4 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 42"x 38" (can be made any size however) SUGGESTED YARN 800 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Brown Sheep Burly Spun COLORWAY Your choice!