Blocks and Ridges Baby Blanket
Techniques used: Knits, Purls
I never bothered with gauge because using worsted weight yarn with size 8 US needles always seems to be approximately 32"-35". Then you can knit to the length desired.
I used the long tail cast on and Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sewn bind off because they are almost identical. But you can use any cast on/bind off that you prefer.
The yarn I used was Bernat Premium in Warm Rose however any worsted weight soft yarn will do.