After the first afghan I knit (which took me 4 months to complete!), I could have happily gone the rest of my life without knitting another. But.... My daughter comes home with 2 skeins of yarn and asks me to make her an afghan. Dilema! Maybe if I use bigger needles it'll go faster, but bigger stitches create 'holes' in the fabric. Thinking... Seed Stitch! The alternate knit-purl of each stitch and each row keeps the stitches tighter. Plus, this one only took me 10 days. The blue one is for my son, I made it wider by adding a few stitches, but this one seems to be taking a lot longer!
US #15 circular needles (at least 29" in length)
4 skeins Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Gemstone (260 yrds or 141 grams per skein)
5 skeins Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Bay Print (260 yrds or 141 grams per skein)
Gemstone: Approx. 3 1/2' X 5 1/2'
Bay Print: Approx. 4' X ? (not finished yet)
Multiple of 2 + 1
Every row: *K1, P1* repeat between *'s to last stitch, K1
Cast on 95 stitches (105 for Bay Print) using your prefered cast on method (I used cable cast on because I think it's a much neater edge). Knit in stitch pattern until desired length or until you only have enough yarn to bind off. Bind off in pattern, weave in ends, and enjoy!
Knittingpatterncentral.com has great instructions for cast on methods.