I knit this last year for my grandson. The pattern's easy to follow and very well written. It's knit on the diagonal and then you pick up sts for the border. I didn't knit the stripes but used one solid color for the border and it still came out really nice. I used Plymouth Encore heather colors (a navy and a chocolate brown for the border) and it came out very nice for a boy. Would recommend this pattern to anyone knitting for a baby.
you just can not find a better pattern. if you have never used charts this is where you should start. simple knit purl chart. beautifully designed pattern on thick paper with amazing pictures. good job jared flood.