This was my plan.
Originally I was gonna do the same for the front, making a pullover, but changed my mind and decided to make a cardigan vest instead. I had limited variegated yarn, so I had to be frugal. The fronts were begun the same way and then I stopped increasing, just knitting in stripes until I reached the neckline, cast off a bunch and continued in stripes until I had an equal amount as the back. After sewing (!!!) up the shoulders and side seams, I added the neck banding and button bands. Did I love making it? Yesssssss! But sewing up seams, not so much.
Lion Brand Amazing in Carnival, and Merino Sport Mix, size 7 needles.
Here's my 69 year old self modeling. Photo by Dave. Note the dog butt in the mirror.