|Not quite the true color, but close|
The pattern is a basic basketweave, interspersed with yarn-overs to make lacy openings.
It's pretty hard to see them in either photograph, but trust me, they're there. (Third row up, 2nd & 4th block in, then 6th row up 3rd block in.) I wanted something with a little detail but again, not so lacy that it was going to let in the bitter New England winter wind.
I am now fully a believer in scarves for all instead of socks. A holiday gift that takes a week? I could be completely finished by Thanksgiving. Sadly, the cousins' children and the Sock Monster would be sorely disappointed. I will, however, be making myself a scarf and hat set after the holiday knitting is finished. Just for the delight in finishing a project so quickly.