Clearly a case of a picture not doing an item justice. This is really a fabulous afghan!
Here's the swatch I am knitting of the Giant Basketweave Stitch---this is the pattern of 12 rows with 2 strands of wool yarn. Super Easy. With the swatch being such a nice width, I may just continue for a quick scarf. I don't need a wool scarf but maybe someone will somewhere.
If you want the pattern, I can scan the page much better than I did last week.