It is wonderful to be able to incorporate such a lovely colored garment without having to switch yarn, intarsia or any other color-knit/picture technique, BUT it does come with a major downside when knitting with Jacquards... matching up the color stripe if you're knitting anything other than in rounds or continuous square/rectangle.
For this vest, it was fun until it comes to separating for back, and V shoulder shaping. In order to keep the color stripe pattern consistent, one would have to cut the yarn in different length, and section. It just defeat the purpose of an easy self-pattern, color knitting. On the contrary, it just became more hassle than knitting with more than 2 color of yarn.
I had to estimate how much of the "brown" section and "dotted" section of the yarn is needed to knit the different width for the back, and shoulder. Lots and lots of yarn cutting, and mad load of weave-ins!!
Yarn: Bernat Jacquards in Macaroon
Bernat Baby Sport in Baby Blue for edging
Size: 24 months old
- Armhole edging is crochet of 4 rows of sc
- Neck edging: PU 77 and I used Seeded St