No, Claire, the pattern was a little more difficult than a slip stitch, it was k2, yo, k2 pass yo the 2 k stitches, and repeat. the texture is worth it. Although the working of it made my hands cramp up, I suspect that was just from knitting too tight.
Wisdom is knowing what to do. Skill is how to do it. Virtue is getting it done.
That which does not kill you, isn't trying hard enough.