Carol Jayne searched in vain for a pattern. At a loss she turned to the helpful community at Knitting Paradise and asked on one of the chat boards, "Does anyone recognize this pattern?" Hundreds of knitters joined in a month long search for information about the cardigan to no avail. A knitting pattern for the sweater didn't exist.
Knitting designer, Erica Patberg, was intrigued by the design, and excited by the challenge of writing a pattern that captured the spirit of the original sweater.