Hi. I'm a new knitter and I'm attempting the baby poncho from SskeinS Knitting Pages (http://radio.weblogs.com/0129449/categories/Knitting/2004/09/16.html)(thanks, adorable pattern!!!). I let my friend choose the yarn for her daughter who is 10 months old. It's chenille, so it's a bit thicker. I thought I would compensate by using an 8 needle (I think I got that backwards). So what width and length would you recommend the rectangles? I have so far cast on 24 and have stockinette stitched 58 rows. The width of the rectangle is 11. It seems like she'll be 4 before she can wear it. ~~Any Recommendation Are Greatly Appreciated~~ THANKS!