This stitch pattern is really a mistake gone right. I picked out a likely looking image from my Japanese stitch dictionary, charted it, and then knit the socks with a band heel.
It wasn’t until I was finished that I saw my stitch was nothing at all like the one in the book! I hadn’t copied the entire chart! But I loved how this modification looks. Graceful yarn overs swirl up and down, like an opera singer practicing scales.
This pattern fits a US Woman's size 8.5. You can adjust the fit by knitting with either larger or smaller needles if needed.
Note: If you use the Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Cotton Print, you'll need two skeins as each skein is 50 grams. Whatever yarn you choose, make sure you have at least 100 grams.