Plugin Creation/Building: Node-sass Error

While attempting the panel plugin tutorial using Amazon Linux 1, ran into an issue with node-sass. First I set user to root and set up proxies:

sudo bash
export http_proxy=
export https_proxy=

Then created the plugin directory and set ownership:

cd /etc/grafana/
mkdir grafana-plugins
chown root:grafana grafana-plugins

Then installed Node.js (12.18.1), npm (6.14.5) and yarn (1.22.4) with the following commands:

curl -sL | bash -
yum install -y nodejs
curl -sL | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/yarn.repo
yum install yarn

Restarted Grafana and changed directories:

service grafana-server restart
cd grafana-plugins

Then encountered the error with next command:

[root@ip-10-56-250-233 20200612 18:37:40 grafana-plugins]# npx @grafana/toolkit plugin:create my-plugin
throw err;

Error: Cannot find module '/root/.npm/_npx/1554/lib/node_modules/@grafana/toolkit/node_modules/node-sass/scripts/install.js ’
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1029:15)
at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:898:27)
at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (internal/modules/run_main.js:71:12)
at internal/main/run_main_module.js:17:47 {
requireStack: []
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! node-sass@4.14.1 install:  `node scripts/install.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the node-sass@4.14.1 install script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /root/.npm/_logs/2020-06-12T18_41_43_413Z-debug.log
Install for [ ‘@grafana/toolkit@latest’ ] failed with code 1

I have also used example plugins from Grafana and tried to build them with yarn using the next tutorial instructions, but ended up with similar errors due to node-sass. Hence, I have attempted various ways to install node-sass and all produce errors involving either MODULE_NOT_FOUND (npm w/out --unsafe-perm) or a proxy 403 error (npm w/ --unsafe-perm or using yarn):

npm install node-sass
npm install --unsafe-perm -g node-sass
yarn add node-sass