and here's my progress thus far ...
the pattern is from a japanese lace stitch resource. i love how these kinds of patterns keep the knitter engauged. often times in lace knitting, we get "rest" rows/rounds (where all you do is knit the knits and purl the purls, but no yo's or k2togs or ssk's). with these japanese stitch patterns, i've noticed, there's a mix of rest rows/rounds and sections where you pattern every round.
and i love how when this stitch pattern is inverted, it looks even more floral. or even, like an artichoke !
i am still on the leg of this sock. i cast on wednesay night, so i can still count this towards my skamar10 challenge. i've yet to cast on a sock for the month of april. i'm not sure if i'll get around to that this month.
as a test knit, the first sock needs to be completed by friday, which is totally doable. but i had also cast on another design for march as well ... inwhich i knitted to cuff last night.
the yarn is by knitting notions. i picked it up a couple years ago at SAFF.
sometimes these pretty yarns marinate in the stash for awhile awaiting the "perfect project". well, this pair of socks had green apple merino written all over it!
oh, after a little investigating, i also discovered that the pillars socks i knitted are also her design. no wonder i was drawn to this new pattern!