The pattern is from Bronwen's Blackword Library which is a wonderful resource. Boy, do I hate charting stuff from old pattern books. http://costume.dm.net/blackwork/index.html
It feels good to finally be doing this project as it is truly a labor of love for a wonderful man who will appreciate it. I told him it wouldn't be perfect, but it would get done. His response was "I'll wear it out with pleasure anyway".
Have included the URL for my needlework site if anyone is interested. Like all sites it is a work in progress. http://www.bayrose.org/needlework/Needlework_intro.html