This is the pattern: Baktus by Strikkelise. I was inspired to knit it by JP Knits' Baktus in Kureyon sock. JP is one of our knitting camp campers. I used Zitron Prisma that I bought at a nice yarn shop in Bakersfield, CA when I was on vacation. Laura and I hit three yarn shops there. I liked all of them. Laura even signed up to take private spinning lessons there. (LYS rant: Why does a town the 5th of the size of Milwaukee have 3 good yarn shops, but we can only have 5 altogether, of which 2 definitely suck?) Thank you, Sue, for modeling. If she had known she'd be pressed into service, she would have worn makeup. Me, I don't think she needs it. Do you also notice her lovely sweater? She made that.
Baktus is a quick and satisfying knit. It can be made with any yarn and makes excellent to-go knitting. It has an understated elegance. Take a look at some of the ones on Ravelry. The hook is that you knit from end to end increasing until the halfway point of your amount of yarn, then decreasing. I'd like to go again with a totally different yarn. I'm thinking about some of the Kureyon sock that I have.