Usamacka - for the multi one it was Michael's Loops and Threads Impeccable. It's not wonderful but once it's washed, it gets nice and soft. The red-white-blue one is Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn". For an inexpensive yarn, it's WONDERFUL! Really soft, knits up nicely. Both are worsted weight, and I used size 9 or 10 needles. I did not have a pattern, just figured out how big I wanted it to be, plotted it out on paper, and started knitting. Since it is knitted in strips, it's easy to take along, not unwieldy like afghans often get. By slipping the first stitch, the seams are nice and smooth on the back.