So, I finally charted it to the best of my ability, purchased the yarn, and have son's measurements.
Since I am a huge fan of EZ and Meg, I cast on my swatch as a cap - just as they would. I knit the ribbing in k2, p2 and then a few rows in stockinette. Here is where I noticed how.........far........apart.........the dark stitches are. Oh, oh!
I plunged right in (anyway) and followed the chart, catching the dark float every inch (as Meg would do). I then ripped the 5 or so rounds...........twice.
Did I give up?
Wellllll.......I can't - my son thinks I can do anything.
So, I joined this fabulous group (after searching yahoo groups with "fair isle").
I posted my question about long floats and got several, wonderful responses. I love that group!
Now I can try it again.
Note: After I explained my dilemma to my son, I asked him to look at the chart and see if he could put a few stitches in it here and there. He did so with my pencil, then looked at me with a slightly twisted face and said it didn't look like the picture anymore. So, not only can I try it again.....I WILL try it again. :)