Originally Posted by butlersabroad
Can you post a link to the pattern or let us know what the discontinued yarn is, we might be able to give you better suggestions with more info.
Welcome to the forum too.
If link doesn't work, it's a free pattern "Crossword Afghan" from Lion Brand website. I am currenting working on one using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. All the colors don't seem to have the same texture. Some seem much thicker than others, more like I'm making a rug, not an afghan. Though I've been knitting for years, I don't consider myself an experienced knitter, hence the simplistic question. I found Bernat Softee Chunky yarn which seems like it should work in this pattern. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.