(yes, yes, sacrilegious)
The pattern is 26 sts across, so I figure if I use bulky yarn (~3 sts per inch), and the pattern covers 1/4 of the blanket, I could make a blanket ~35"x35".
How do I decide how much yarn I will need? Is there any way to estimate how much yarn will be used per stitch? And are there any tricks when illusion knitting that would change this relationship? Once I know how much total yarn I need, how will I know how much of EACH color? Is there a website that explains all of this?