It's hard to beat a wooly blanket when it comes to comfort, especially one with textures to delight the senses. We love the stitch patterns in Zabeth Loisel Weiner's Eight by Eight, which showcases a geometric field of texture formed by cables and x motifs.
Rather than using a cable needle in the traditional method, the figure-eight "faux cables" employ the use of elongated stitches, created by wraps from the previous row. The "x" motifs are no more than a simple, clever use of a knit-purl pattern. Together, they form the repeating 8x8 patterning.
Comforting to knit, and so rewarding to snuggle up beneath. Just our kind of project.