Here's a picture of the pattern
I'm not very good at scanning - hope this comes through. The wool I have is a chocolatey brown, with black for the design. Running across, the pattern is about 4 inches between repeat (a long way to carry the wool). The gauge is 13 1/2 stitches to 10cm (4") on US 10 needles.
Does that answer your question?
Thank you SOOO much for your help. I've put off this sweater for years because of this little roadblock.