Which way are the columns pointing?
Can you see hexagons … or octagons … something else?
If you can knit garter stitch, you can make this. It is very easy to knit in seven columns which are then joined together, making it a very portable project. Any yarn can be used. The original was Aran weight. If you use a thinner yarn you may need to add extra rows and/or columns.
The pattern comes with an outline drawing for you to try out your own colour combinations.