I started with creating my own template based on my measurements and using Cochenille Garment Design software to work it's magic. I had a local printer print out the paper pattern. I did cut out the pattern to Pellon fabric for the template. After getting my gauge, the rest was playing with pattern stitch swatches and embroidering them. Two of the swatches I added beads, but most was either a bit of Fair Isle knitting or embroidery. It was quite a fun journey, and learning experience.
Below are close ups of some of the swatches:
The knitting yarns were mostly Cascade 220 worsted and a few other assorted stash yarns I had on hand. I used size 7 knitting needles and a size G crochet hook.