This pattern is the 2nd pattern from the 1st instalment of the Cookie A sock club. I wasn't sure about the pattern at first, I really do think the slightly variegated yarn suits the pattern better than the sock club yarn.
However the pattern has really grown on me. They were fun and easy to knit. It was fascinating to see how the pattern emerged with the double yarn overs and the resulting ladders. The pattern is supposed to resemble fortune cookies and you can really see it. So clever. I've ravelled all the details here.
The recipient was thrilled. What more could you ask for? Here she is modelling her new socks. :-)
This strange shot gives you the best idea of the colour. Another beautiful yarn from hazelknits. Colourway arroyo.