I am looking at a pattern called High Tide by Chris Bylsma Designs.
They want you to cast on say 60 stitches and knit 6 rows. then on the Right Side row, Work the Waves Row (Wave pattern: K2, bring left needles tip forward and completely around the knitting, (k5, bring left needle tip forward and around), repeat to last 3 sts, k3. The knitting willl actually be twisted, to give a wave effect.
I tried it, and it looks odd, because when I twisted the needle around the yarn wraps around also. Not sure if that is how it is suppose to look.
Thanks for asking.