I have been involved in knitting squares for various blankets recently, usually a group effort to give a warm hug to someone who is unwell or having a tough time.
It gave me an excuse to try out some different stitch patterns. No matter what the samples look like in photos from stitch dictionaries they take on a new look when you actually knit them up.
Then I had an idea. I have a notebook full of pattern ideas and they rarely make it into a knitted version, but this one worked out better than I thought:
An idea, knitted up that actually worked! I may need to lie down 🙂