Hooray, I finished!
(here's the detail
) The pattern
was very clear and easy to follow. I replaced the original bottom border with Jean Oshiros Double Helix
pattern because DH has a Phd in neurosciences and did his dissertation on DNA damage.
I used Filatura Lanarota Luxury Cashmere that I got on sale at Smileys. Unfortunately, I bought the last of her charcoal grey - I knew I would be cutting it close, but I ran out of yarn before I could do the plackets along the zipper or the bottom edge. Fortunately, DH likes the unfinished look.
I don't sew, so I had to take it to a tailor to have the zipper put on. They did a very nice job!
My only advice if you are making this for your husband: It is very fitted through the middle section. VERY. My husband is a regular-sized guy and I had to really block out the bottom section so that it would drape properly (I don't know if it will hold).