Great idea: "For this blanket, Jane used double moss stitch and knit five "scarves" that were then sewn into one big blanket." Find a scarf pattern (or two) and then make scarves in to a blanket. More interesting than knitting a whole blanket!
chunky knit scarf-infinity scarf-garter stitch stripe, on super bulky wool with large needles. For garter stitch stripe, you knit the first row, purl the second row (wrong side), then knit rows three and four.