That looks really good. I can see the st markers could be a problem in and of themselves in a case like this. Hexagon Sox or How to Knit Your Very Own Puzz 3D. LOL The paper model is a good idea. If I ever make some, I'll need to remember that.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper