For the past couple of years, I've knit items for my friends for Christmas. I enjoy giving homemade gifts. This year, for my three best friends, I am not planning to knit for them - I'm making actual quilts. The twins' boyfriends and maybe Justin, though, I need something quicker and cheaper. So I was thinking, if I got some of the less expensive acrylic, and found a good pattern for an afghan or blanket, maybe knit on broomstick needles, maybe with two or three strands held together... I might be able to knit three up quick enough in between quilts, or late at night when I can't use the sewing machine because some crazy people want to sleep then or something.
I've looked briefly at KPC but if someone knows of a pattern that might fit what I'm looking for, it would be a lot faster and easier. They should be maybe 5'x6' or so (I might fudge and make it smaller), and I don't have experience knitting on broomstick needles (though I have a pair just waiting to be used!) so I need a pattern to be able to see what will look good in such a loose guage.
Thanks in advance!