I knitted up the second Arne and Carlos sock yarn for myself. Also knitted two pairs of socks for my sisters as birthday gifts. I used 2.25 mm needles for all three pairs. 68 stitches for my socks and 60 for those of my sisters. I had some Briggs and Little sport left over from other projects and knitted up a blanket. I have made some in the past but they were about 60 inches square and didn't cover me from head to toe when napping. I usually start with 8 stitches in the middle to do them but this time I cast on 150 stitches and at stitch 1 and 2 and 74 and 75 I started making the four increases, thus creating a rectangle. When I was finished I sewed up the cast on edges. It is a whopper. I soaked it and spun some water out and put it on a double bed to dry. It hangs over the sides and top and bottom. I didn't even have to pin it out. It is quite light - only about 500 grams or a pound. I used 5.00 mm needles. I did a sideways garter stitch border of 6 stitches to bind off the approximately 1000 stitches.