The dragon skin pattern is based on an 18 stitch panel rather than 25 stitch as described by Barbara Walker. See my blog post February 2012. Note that I reduced the two knit stitches each side to one knit stitch, making the panel 18 stitches.
I also used my half linen stitch on the toe.... I keep meaning to make the heels similarly but keep forgetting.
The yarn is quite fine and fabulous to knit and is quite soft when knitted up.
19 January 2013