My original used only two colors, skipping the changes in the middle. But when they suggested 3-colors, I wanted the zig-zags of the first color changes to begin lower than they did on the dress, so they would fall well below the bust line. I also considered adding some of the lower colors on the sleeves, but decided I like the simplicity of one color on the sleeves.
This was actually my first garment design with sleeves. I made my original version in a larger size for myself. But the yarn was a bit heavier weight, so I had to make several adjustments.
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The fun challenge of shaping in chevrons (or really any stitch pattern) is working out how and where to decrease and increase your stitches without interfering with the look and feel of the fabric. In this case, I did all the shaping in just the chevron right under each armhole, where it is far less noticeable and often covered by your arms. Although if you look closely at the photo above, can you spot the slightly smaller chevron second from the right?