My dad and I fished a lot when I was growing up and one day I was playing with yarn overs and voila the Fish Scale stitch was born. As I worked I saw the scales of the fish dance around with the colors of the yarn and just fell in love. This pattern includes detailed instructions for the German Twisted Cast On which gives a lovely stretchy edge, as well as instructions on closing the toe with the Kitchener Stitch. GAUGE 6+ stitches to the inch, with instructions on how to make your socks completely custom to your knitting style. Gauge may vary between knitter's.