I didn't use a pattern, just made it. There are no side seams and I worked back and forth on a circular needle. I sort of carried the yarn I guess because I never cut it, but it hardly seems carried because I worked 3 rows and then if the second color was not where I needed it I slid the stitches all to the end where it was waiting and worked it from there. The bands are picked up along the front edges and knitted perpendicular to the front edges.
Oh, darn (socks that is). I just noticed that in some places I didn't sew the buttons on so that the stripes line up. I never even thought about lining them up when I did it. A few of them line up. :lol: