I made this blanket for my Step-brother and his wife who welcomed their second son a few months ago. According to my Ravelry page I finished it in June, but I think that is just when I updated my project - I believe I actually finished it some time in April.
I used the stitch from the Colorplay scarf pattern and used 4 colours of 100% wool from Spotlight (I think the brand was Moda Vera or something - very inexpensive for wool). The stripe pattern repeat is ABCDDCBA, which I think is very effective. The pattern is quite straightforward and grows nice and quickly once you get going.