This was my very first pattern ever published. I ran across the stitch pattern, a combination of knits and purls, and wondered how it would look twisting around the leg of a sock. I knit up the first sock and after showing it off at my local yarn shop, I was encouraged to write up the pattern and submit it to KalamazooKnits. It was accepted and started showing up in yarn stores. I began teaching this pattern at my local shop as an introduction to chart reading. It continues to be one of my favorite patterns.