Remember the Gee's Bend garter stitch Shetland/rambo sweater? That's where I began. I used the leftover yarn from 2 small sweaters I made for Christmas gifts (and neglected to photograph them for the blog).
I started at the bottom and worked sideways. I then picked up stitches along the top and cast on for the sleeves as I reached the armhole. Then I pretty much played around for the yokes.
I knit the back yoke/back of sleeves in one piece, the left yoke and front of that sleeve in one piece and the same for the right yoke and sleeve. Then I grafted the sleeves and shoulders at the top. I then picked up each color for the front band. I had enough blue to knit several rows around the entire sweater (thankfully I had 60" circulars on hand).
I used size 7 circular knitting needles - 29", 47" and 60". The yarn was bought at Wal-mart - something called Home Spun - machine washable and dryable. I don't have a yarn band handy to refer to. This sweater took 4 of a red variegated, 1 1/2 of the blue, 1/2 of a solid red and 1/4 of a blue variegated.
The special person this is for?
My wonderful DIL. For many reasons.