A few months ago, my great niece asked me to knit an afghan for her from some yarn her now deceased grandma had and that she acquired. I have had a hard time deciding which way to go with this afghan for her. There are three colors of yarn - black, orange and cream. I did not want to do that conventional afghan, the ripple afghan for her, I just thought it was too old for a young high school girl.
I knew that I wanted to maybe double the yarns and use a big needle, because frankly I did not want to be knitting on this afghan forever. The yarn is Red Heart so you know how un soft it is. To soften it up a bit, rather than use two strands of the Red Heart, I am adding a strand of Pacific to the Red Heart and I am pretty pleased with the feel of the knit.
Next problem up was what afghan to do. I've cast on a few, starting with big blocks. Thinking that I would transition the colors every few blocks. It wasn't too long til I decided that just was not it. I was not able to make a good transition.
I found this afghan in their catalog and cast on with a strand of orange Red Heart and a strand of black Pacific (actually I cast on right from the very first afghan that I had started). This one is a winner for my great niece. It is going to fit the bill and the transitions are going to go some thing like this: orange and black, cream and black and orange and cream.