Here's a close up of the faux cable pattern. As you can see, it's a lovely sunny morning in Devon today!
What a hassle these Snakey socks were - because of the couple of errors in the pattern (or maybe it was just my interpretation?) - but the end result was OK with a little bodging. As I've said, they're a bit too small for me - I think they'll fit a size 5 (UK) just right. I've mastered the magic cast on (which is on the same site as the patterns and is just that: magic! - thanks Judy!) and knitting two socks simultaneously on two circs so I'm well pleased. But I'm knitting something mindlessly simple for April's sockamonth!
The pattern is basically a lace stitch without the yarn overs. Makes a lovely flat cable like twisty snake. BTW this is a much more accurate rendition of the colour than my previous post - less pink, more reddy-orange.
And this is the start of the fan and feather scarf for my secret pal on ISE4
Now - I'm NOT, repeat NOT a lace knitter. It takes far too much concentration and I'm liable to throw in an extra yarn over before you know it. Give my a gansey stitch, or fairisle (where you can SEE what you're doing) or even a cable stitch any day, over lace. But I'm up for a challenge. I just hope secret pal appreciates it!!! And I don't have to frog too many more times. (I've already frogged twice!). The colours are lovely - reminds me of Ribena! Berries and more berries - Summer Pudding!