Well I finished a 3rd variation of this pattern which was sort of a way for me to trouble shoot what I've written and in some ways this pattern is complicated. So I made up this
That's my EXPLODED swatch chart. It is the pattern in miniature.
If this makes sense to you, please comment. If it makes sense to you then this is a snap! I am going to a knitting circle tonight so I'll try springing it on some folks there.
PS: In knitting this up tonight, er, half knitting this up I have found 2 errors so far.