Hi Marni, Nice to meet you,
I'm currently knitting a baby blanket in Plymouth's Dreambaby DK & also agree that the pattern should not have eyelets or tiny holes. After looking through various pattern books I have, I decided on a Brioche stitch, which is so easy & has a texture to it. It gives the appearance of 1x1 rib. I decided to start the blanket with 6 rows of seed stitch & begin & end each row with 5 seed stitches. This will give the blanket a nice border. The brioche pattern is an even number of stiches..first row: repeat the following *Put yarn over. Slip 1. Knit 1.* Second Row: repeat the following * Put yarn over. Slip 1. Knit 2 together.* Repeat the second row as many times as required.
I cast on a total of 118 stitches & using a Size 6 needles (which is recommended for the yarn I'm using). BTW, the color of the yarn is blue with specs of darker blue Plmouth Color # 301..I plan on making a white one next.
Let me know if you try this pattern. There are so many patterns out there, it can get overwhelming trying to decide.
Good luck with your project