This is what I was trying to get to:
Mill End Store last fall. It's unbelievably soft for a wool and I think it will be perfect for this pattern. Now, the challenge is finding a pattern that resembles this sweater. I was in a hurry to start and must admin that I didn't spend a great deal of time in pattern recruitment and so I probably made up for that in alterations, but I'm ok with that, as it's always good experience.
I was able to find a pattern for a polo shirt in an old Burda mag (April 2008). Here is the line drawing:
I copied the majority of the pattern pieces and because the sleeve has a band that is actually part of the armhole, I had to draft a new sleeve that included the band. Here are both pieces together and the subsequent piece that I drafted (also note that the sleeve was extended to a total of 9" from shoulder to hemline).
Additionally, after these changes had been made, I made a muslin using some knit that I had lying around and realized that I desperately needed a full bust adjustment and I had to add a smidge to the armhole/side area in both the back and front.
Finally!!! The sewing. Over the holiday weekend, I took some time from family and friends to finish the sweater and I love it! It's comfortable, breathable, and fits like a glove.