Finally finished this garment. With all the colours and the choices that I had to make along the way, there were times that I thought I'd never find the answers I was seeking - design-wise. But here is the end result. My good friend Marcia helped me to photograph it, and I think she did a very good job. Thanks, Marcia.
I love the ripple stitch - its' very Missoni, and is knit throughout most of the body. Then I incorporated the linen stitch for the collar and the front bands because it looks great on either side, even though they are very different. I might make this design again, but in pastels.