I was so pleased to finish this blanket in time for a friend who is expecting in the next month or so. I have given her the blanket, so now I can post it! I created similar blanket for a friend in the past, and was so pleased with how this one turned out. We picked out the yarn together to make sure we found the perfect combination for this reversible brioche stitch blanket. Since one yarn was worsted weight and the other was sport weight, I knit two strands of the sport weight at the same time and it evened out perfectly.
The thickness and stretchiness of the fabric created is perfect for a snuggly baby blanket. You can find information on this stitch in the book Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant. This is the book I used to teach myself the technique and it includes the how-to on the cables as well. Happy knitting!