Letah, I wrote back to your private message. The color pattern is just the variagated yarn that you buy.
I've been knitting up a storm on my afghan. I really dislike making a bunch of squares or pieces and sewing them together, so the whole 6 X 7 foot blanket is going to be knit together, just like a scarf. I had to buy another section of line for my modular circular needle, so it's now 54 inches long. I have 4 skeins of plain dark brown, so I figured just by common sense that it will go for the border. That amount of yarn made a 2 inch border. Then, I planned a couble of cable designs from Barbara Walker's third book. "Tangled Ropes" went up the center, with the squiggley part of "Double Wave" on either edge. In between the cable designs, a few ribs and panels of herringbone. I had about six inches of it knit.
Then mom came to visit for Christmas.
She didn't like the wild color pattern along with the visual design of the stitch. (I was afraid it would be gaudy on gaudy). I ripped it all out except for the brown border and have it about 3 inches re-knit in just plain stockinette stitch. If it wants to curl up too much after I get a few more inches, I'll probably knit a couple of rows of garter stitch occasionally to help it lay flat. Sometimes simple is best.