When I was a kid, I loved Neapolitan ice cream. I eat my foods one kind at a time. I work my way round any plate, eating one thing after another, so Neapolitan ice cream was perfect. Eat the strawberry first. I am not really fond of strawberry, but it is still ice cream. Next comes the vanilla, which I quite liked, but the chocolate was the pinnacle. Alan, on the other hand, can be a bit glass half empty. I asked him if he liked Neapolitan ice cream when he was a kid and he said no because 2/3 of it was not chocolate. Heather, also not a fan, says “who wants strawberry ice cream getting in the way of enjoying your chocolate and vanilla”. She says they had the same tub of strawberry ice cream for 6 months when she worked at Baskin and Robbins. My sister Melanie also mentioned the anathema of the strawberry ice cream in her dislike of Neapolitan ice cream. So there you have it. I think it is just there for the pretty colour.
I cast on 120 stitches and used Organ-Pipes pattern, pg 23 as the ribbing, then switched to Chain Stripes, pg 66. In this case, I decreased in the second of the two plain knit brown rows between the coloured chains. The first time I did k2, k2tog around (90 st left). I switched the pattern from k6 slip 2 to k4, slip 2 at this point. Next time i did k1, k2 together around (60 st left) and stayed with the k4, slip 2 on the pattern rows. The third time I did k2 tog around (30 st left). After the final chain rows, I just got rid of the rest of the stitches in 6 rows.