Thank you all so much for the guidance and advice. I wish I'd found this forum sooner!
I couldn't open the other link, so I pasted a picture of the blanket here. http://tahkistacycharles.com/t/patte...oducts_id=1962
It calls for seed stitch which I got; I think I was so used to knitting in the round that my brain took a vacation while my hands worked.
Anyway, hopefully today I can make a good deal of progress...Thanks, everyone and have a great day!