You will need 1400 to 1680 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn to complete an entire afghan. You should be able to cast on & bind off. You should be comfortable with the knit & purl stitch.
This is the perfect opportunity to explore a wide variety of pattern stitches.
Color and texture are highlighted in this triangular gem of a shawl. It features a striking diamond mosaic design in the middle, contrasted with a dramatic solid color block on one end and a lace that mirrors the mosaic on the other end.