The pattern is available here.
It is a 10 row repeat that is "easy to memorize", according the the directions. Hmmm... well, maybe I am slow or something, but I have an idea of what is coming next but there is no way I could keep knitting without the chart in front of me!
The yarn I am using is totally different from anything I have tried before. I suppose it could be classified as a borderline novelty yarn; it's called Riso, by Lana Grosse. It was a birthday gift from my parents and I've had it for a few years now waiting for the perfect pattern. I tried to find it for sale online but couldn't, so maybe it is not made anymore. Here is a (kinda crappy) close-up so you can see the structure of the yarn:
it is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic
I also really really want to thank everyone that left me nice comments on my cross stitch and sewing. I know I should answer/comment more in return, but never feel like I bring anything interesting into the conversation. But I do appreciate it, even if I don't respond!