Need some pattern help!

I am going to use 2 colors to knit a blanket and I want to know what is the best knitting technique to make it look nice. The colors are yellow and black. I was thinking about putting the black on the outside of the yellow but then I like the side by side too. If you have a pix or a web page you could show me then that would be cool. Keep in mind that I just started knitting and I wanted something simple. Thanks!
Kelly

the EASIEST thing for you to do would be to knit a bunch of squares, and then sew them together!