I just finished an "adapted version" of one of these that has garter stitch edges but is otherwise all st st - I posted the pics on the What'cha Knitting forum - click here to see: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/for...01&postcount=1
It was knit with double strands of Lion Brand Microspun and is SO soft...Thought you all might like to see it done up in a "variation" from the pattern...
Have fun - it is an ADORABLE blankie/woobie/thingy!! and congrats to all you Mom's to be!!!