I love, love, love this blanket. I'm using Bernat Organic Cotton which feels incredibly soft and drapes wonderfully. (I'm sure the Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton the pattern calls for is lovely too but it isn't machine washable. Hello - baby blanket.) I've finished one plain stockinette square and started the striped square today. The stripe pattern calls for three rows of each color per stripe. Three? I'm not weaving in all those ends. BUT you use a circular needle and the "sliding" technique. I've never heard of that before. It is so cool and very clearly explained here.
How have I never heard of this before? Three rows is the PERFECT stripe pattern (at least in this case) and I don't have to weave in a million ends. Brilliant.