Thank you for all your suggestions! I knew my sis didnt want the 'big needle' look, so i tried a couple of different patches. One with the sea foam stitch and one adapted stitch with improvised bigger holes...She didn't like either of them
She then tried to describe exactly what she wanted and I was forever lost. However it sounded like and reminded me of a method that i read once in a book. I'm really not sure how to do it. It creates almost like a ladder effect. You m1 stitch where the desired ladder will be, continue knitting, then drop the m1 and unravel it.. or something like that. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Meanwhile I really like the 'wrap' stitch effect and am working on a design for myself!!