So it did take five tries, but my persistence paid off. I just finished knitting and attaching the lining to the fair isle center panel. This picture shows it bound off, waiting to be removed from the machine.
I now need to make two side panels, but they are knit with the fair isle and lining at the same time (side by side, and then folded onto each other). Once all three are done, they get latched together through their unraveled edge stitches.
Giving proper credit, I am using the pattern from the It's Snowing electronic machine knitting pattern book.