It’s a blankie! A baby blankie!
Now I just need to decide where it goes.
I have a grand-nephew due today (he’s evidently going to be fashionably late), but since his parents live in Phoenix, a thick baby blanket might not be the best choice as a baby gift.
A better option would probably be my 5-month-old grand-nephew in Massachusetts.
Pattern: Umaro, sort of*
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, about 4 1/2 skeins
Needles: US 15/10mm
*When I saw this pattern, I knew the stitch pattern was familiar. Susan pointed out that it was in a Japanese pattern book I own. So I just used the blanket idea from Umaro, and the stitch pattern out of my book.
Project notes here.