I have started the Cunningham blanket, a free pattern by the Berroco Design Team. It is for my friend's granddaughter who will be born in September but the mother will be visiting locally in July.
I am using Sandnes Garn Smart - a DK superwash wool with 4mm needles. I previously used that yarn for a Lehe lapblanket and really liked the feel of it. It's not a baby yarn but I'll rinse it in hair conditioner before I wet block it and it will be very nice.
It is knit from the centre outwards. I started with a pinhole cast-on - something new to me. It involves using a crochet hook to cast on the first 8 stitches. They can then be transferred to the knitting needles for knitting in the round (dpns or magic loop). The yarn tail is then snugged up, pulling all the stitches to the centre, thus closing the hole.