This is my current knitting project. I take it with me on road trips and work on it while watching movies in the evening with the hubs. I know how to do grown-up knitting, but it's so much fun to keep the knitting real simple and just play with the colors.
PATTERN: Cast on 26 stitches. Knit across. Repeat.
Change colors now and then.
Make it the length you want your blanket to be. Knit a bunch of "scarves" until you get the blanket width you want. I plan to crochet the scarves together, probably with black yarn (enclosing the tails). Then I'll crochet a border of some kind. I'm using 4.5mm needles (Size 8), and Vanna's Choice 100% acrylic yarn, medium weight. It comes in so many beautiful colors and it's easy to find at JoAnn, Michael's or A.C. Moore. Priced at about $3/skein. And like a scrap quilt, if you run out of a color, so what? If you discover a new pretty color when you're half-way through, add it in! Liberated knitting. One nice thing about making this in "scarves" is that you don't have to carry a half-blanket around with you all summer. Short needles are convenient too. Care to join me? Send me photos of your project and I'll feature them here. I told my husband that I'm knitting him a pair of pants and a vest. Haha. (He's the L.L. Bean/Brooks Brothers type.)