Hoo boy! I can't remember! That was pre-Ravelry days! (Before I had to make note!)
I had a boatload of the yarn! I posted about the blanket in last year's Year of the Stash 2007. Maybe I can find it somewheres.
I can't believe it! I found it! HERE on page 4/post 40/Year of the Stash 2007!
I used 16 skeins it says! Take a peek!
On the next page of the thread, page 41, I was asked to share the pattern...so here is a copy/paste of that post:
My Microspun double-stranded baby blanket pattern is 46" x 46" on 10.5 needles:
Cast on 150 St.
[COLOR=red][B]Border Rows [/B]1-10: Knit to end of each row. [/COLOR] [COLOR=red]This creates the bottom garter stitch border.[/COLOR]
After the Garter Stitch Border...
[COLOR=blue]Begin the basketweave pattern as follows:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]Row 1 (RS) and all odd numbered rows: Knit across to end of row
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): K5 *K5, P5...repeat from * across...then end row w/ K5.
Rows 10, 12, 14, 16 (WS): K5, *P5, K5...repeat from * across...end row w/ K5.
Repeat Rows 1-16 til 2" shy of desired length.[/COLOR]
End with a repeat of Border Rows 1-10 for the top garter stitch border.[/COLOR]
FYI: Word to the wise: Place stitch markers every 5 stitches! The "working pattern" rows are done from the WS...you can't easily see what should be what. It is easy to get carried away and/or distracted when knitting the K5 P5 sequence from the WS! :pout: