It's made with Cashmerino Chunky yarn and it's delicious. The pattern is called Broken Rib or Mistake Rib. (For the knitters, cast on a multiple of four plus one. Then (K2, P2) K1 every row. It's a great texture.)
Here's the baby blanket I made for my other friend:It's made with Lion Cotton-Ease yarn - red because she loves USC and I couldn't find any pretty yellow yarn. It's my own pattern - a seed stitch border with a heart motif in the center.