This blanket was made with 8 ply synthetic yarn , two 200 gram balls . I used plain white and then a medley colour. I have crocheted around the edge to stabilise it and to make it look prettier. The soft colours are nice and so gentle. It's a soft cuddly blanket. It is one hundred stitches on size 5 needles. I used the round needles to take the weight of the blanket off my hands and it is so much easier with that many stitches. It takes a while to do but it is the sort of knitting you can do in company or watching a film. Brick stitch looks effective and far less complicated than it looks. It's a very easy stitch.