A few years ago I wanted to knit a top for my daughter, using Rowan ' Calmer', but it was a bit too thin to get gauge, so I used another (same color) yarn along with it (sportweight) and VOILA, perfect gauge.
Could you do something similar? That darling little tuxedo get-up is worth saving! The design work is flawless from an artistic standpoint! You just need to solve the mechanics of the back piece. What's most important (the front) is done, and darn well!
I think it is a cute and unique project and certainly worth finishing. ArtLady's suggestion of a red back with some red also incorporated into the front would be a real zinger. Good work. Keep the Forum posted.
If your current idea doesn't pan out, I, too, like the idea of a pillow (which I thought of last night and someone else has already suggested). You could fill out the rectangular form with more black knitting and just sew cloth around the parameter for the back. Then stuff it and put it on your kid's bed!
Aw, thanks! I didn't take a picture mostly because I ran out of yarn and one zebra shoulder is kind of ugly But if you can imagine, it has stripes up to the v-neck and the shoulders are black (with some patches of blue and grey).