The pattern was free from Lion Brand and is here
The pattern calls for 4 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun in 4 colors. My LYS didn't have any colors I thought were right for a baby blanket so I used Red Heart Baby Clouds
instead. I did have to buy 8 skeins (2 of each color) of the different yarn because the skeins were different lengths. The picture doesn’t really show it, but the four colors I used were white, yellow, blue and green - all had a white "fuzz" if you will surrounding them.
I did knit with the speed stix (US size 50) and while it was a little difficult once I got used to them I flew through the pattern. Since I'm fairly new I'd say it took me about 6 hours to complete the whole thing.
Hope this helps & Good luck!