Absolutely! Here are all the specs:
The pattern calls for 20 balls of Plymouth Encore (80% acrylic, 20% wool) 3.5 oz (100g); 200 yds (180m); 9 wraps per inch; #256 Aran color, and approx 1 ball per square.
Gauge is 19 sts and 26 rows to 4" over stockinette stitch using size 4.5mm (US7) needles
Knitting needles are sizes 5-8 (3.74mm-5mm)
The best part is that this is an afghan so gauge is not as important as with something that's going to be worn. You can definitely find cheaper yarns at Micheals/JoAnns/AC Moore/Hobby Lobby using these specs as your guide. I think most worsted weight yarns would work just fine.
The pattern can be purchased for about $12.95 from these sites:
The Needle Arts Book Shop
- scroll about half way down
- UK source, scroll half way dwon
Let me know if any other questions come up! I'm so excited to be finally working on this again and to share my obsession. My second square is almost finished and the cables are just beautiful!