A variety of lace patterns originated in Spain, but lace knitted stockings came into their own in France. These created quite a sensation, especially in England, where Henry VIII owned many pairs of French-made lace stockings.
The show-off in the name refers to showing off your yarn, especially if it’s variegated. The pattern stitch is fun and easy and looks pretty in almost all yarns. In order to make the pattern more interesting, I used a different architecture - the gusset is knitted at the same time as the heel “flap” which is done in the main pattern stitch. Instructions for 3 different gusset patterns are included.