Pattern: Great American Aran Afghan, originally published in Knitters magazines. I'm using the compiled booklet
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool worsted weight. Recycled yarn from the coat, plus lots more in my stash.
Needles: US Size 8. The pattern requires different size needles, but I'm too lazy to keep swatching and changing needles. If the squares come out in different size I'll just have fix them in blocking and edging.
Size: I will knit all the squares in the booklet. If there is yarn left, or if I feel like making it bigger, I will add more squares accordingly. We have a supersized blanket that I knitted in Lion Brand Fisherman Wool, that measures at least six feet by seven feet (the idea was it had to be big enough for The Man), and we all fight over it. Blankets need to be big, Big, BIG.