I want to make an afghan for my couch.
I am going to CO about 200 sts. What length needle should I use, so that the sts all fit comfortably on the needle? I probably need to use circulars. Will the 29" ones have suffice, or do I need to purchase a longer pair
Also, I want it to be a very warm afghan, so should I use the needle size the manufacturer sugg- US #8- or can I use say #10 or #11, without the sts being too open?
Now here is the real tough q- I want to knit a double sided afghan using double knitting, but I am making sort of a Mondrian inspired afghan with multiple blocks of color. Each square/rectangle will be outlined in a darker shade, making it almost like the leading that outlines stained glass (See pic below). I guess it would be intarsia. So my q is- can I double knit this, and if so, how do I do it with all the different colors? I am only used to double knitting with 2 colors. There will be probably 6 or 8 colors, not including the outline.
Am I biting off more than I can chew?