Ok, first off, I think the label of "piquant" from knitty is making me think there's more to it than there is. I just finished the Monkey socks, and they turned out great ( just had to say that to boost my knitting esteem ).
Ok, here goes.
1. I think my YO are making holes that are too big.
2. This is only my second time knitting off a chart. So, maybe that's what's throwing me off. BUT, it's not lining up. For instance, I can see right at the beginning of the chart that the first row goes:
Yo, k2togtbl,p1,k1...... then row 2 is
YO, P1, k2togtbl,k1,p1..... and row 3 is
YO, k1,p1,k2togtbl... and so on and so forth.
Now, on the chart, the best way that I would describe it is like a moss stitch, where you have knit stitches overtop of the purl stitches. It works it's way up the chart like this.
Am I reading too much into my chart? I can get the the lower left side looking right, but the middle where it comes out like a triangle is what I am having a hard time knitting. It's kind of silly, but I just can't wrap my brain around this.