It doesn't split, nice twist, knits up smoothly ...
The colour is called Galapagos and they've been commissioned by an adventure motorcyclist who's skill and daring are inspirational ... 🙀
She managed to lose one sock of her previous handknitted pair whilst on a motorcycle tour on Sth America. She visited The Galapagos hence the choice of yarn.
The side panel over 7 sts (in the round of course!)
Row 1: S 1, K5, Sl 1.p
Row 2: Hold the first stitch in front of work, k2, knit the held stitch, K1, hold the next 2 sts at back of work, K the next st, knit the 2 sts held at the back.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Row 5: K2, Sl 1, K1, Sl 1, K2.
Row 6: Hold 2 stitches at back of work, knit the next stitch, K 1, hold the next stitch at front, K2, then knit the held stitch .
Row 7 and 8: Knit.
If you can't follow the instructions please contact me and I'll try to help.. But in the meantime the picture of the detail might be helpful.