|My Bernat KAL|
The wool is Bernat's Waverley, an 100% acrylic Aran weight (US worsted weight) 180m/197yds to 100g/3.5oz. Despite it (or maybe because it was?!) acrylic it is so soft, but you can't break it, it has to be cut with scissors. I have tried. The wool tension is 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10 by 10cm / 4" by 4" on 5mm (UK 6, US 8) needles on the band, but I knit loose so I found I needed to use 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) needles after doing the tension swatch.
The colours I used were as follows, there are many beautiful photos on the Bernat KAL forum of the other combinations people used:
Beige #55615 Sun Drift
Green #55290 Turtle Green
Yellow #55640 Gypsy Gold
Pink #55425 Bitter Rose
Red #55435 Incense
My major issue was with the difference in tension between the sides of the squares. The squares are quite big at around 9 inches and even with blocking and borders there was a lot of give in them. But it is just the right size to wrap around you and feel hugged!