Friends have just had a little boy.....but I didn't want to do a "little boy blue" present.
He's got a manly stripe blanket!
And it's got to be the ultimate in simple.
Fold a piece of polarfleece in half, wrong sides together.
Cut along the fold.
At one inch intervals around the edge snip the fabric two or three inches in towards the centre (3 inches on the not so stretchy sides and 2 inches at the stretchy ends)
Tie the two layers together. Don't tie too close to the end of the cut or it will pucker up and not lay flat.
I had visions of applique-ing a big r for Riley on it...or even a giraffe...but the cable pocket I'm knitting was calling!