This afghan measures exactly one square metre. It is the size of an A0 piece of paper.
If you are in US or Canada you may not be aware of the magical properties of metric sized paper. Regardless of what size paper you begin with, folding a sheet of paper gives you another rectangle exactly the same shape as the original but with half the area. The standard size of paper for everyday use is called A4.
Multiply the length of one side by the square root of 2 (approximately 1.4) and you get the length of the other side.
An afghan of exactly one square metre can be obtained by using DK yarns. The design can be made in any yarn of your choice but using a thicker or thinner yarn will give a different size.
The technique is similar to log cabin so it is very easy to make.
The pattern includes several variations, including one in eight colours.