I hand knitted this beautiful afghan using size 11 circular knitting needles and caron acrylic yarn. This is a knitted chevron pattern. The color is deep violet and the yarn is doubled through out. Deep violet is dark purple in color. This afghan measures 50" wide and 80" long. This afghan may be machine washed in the gentle cycle and tumbled dry on low heat. This afghan can be used on a bed sofa or your favorite lounge chair. This is pictured on a queen size bed. The color does appear lighter in the close up pictures.