Knitting a baby blanket need your advice

I want to use the debbie bliss baby cashmerino yarn to make a simple baby blanket. I’m going to use 6 different colours. I’ve never knitted anything before and was wondering if anyone could give me instructions on how to make a blanket for a moses basket/pram, one that will keep my baby warm in the first year. I would appreciate any and all advice and help

You really should use a machine washable yarn, babies are very messy and you probably won’t have time to hand wash it every other day.

I want to use this yarn as it’s soft and luxurious and I’d love it to last for years. When I complete this one I will probably try a cotton one for more frequent use

Okay, if it’s going to be an heirloom blanket, that’s fine. I posted a few links where you can find baby patterns in the other thread.