Iz is a seed stitch cowl that uses short rows to create diagonal blocks of color. Even though the finished cowl looks complicated, only one color is ever used at a time. Color A is used to cast on and knit half of the cowl. Stitches are slipped, and Color B is joined on the opposite side of the cowl and used to finish it, keeping the jog in the stitch pattern to the shortest sections so it’s almost invisible.
Gauge in Seed Stitch
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 8/5mm circular needles with 36in/92cm cables
200yds Madelinetosh Vintage or equivalent worsted weight yarn in Color A
200yds Madelinetosh Vintage or equivalent worsted weight yarn in Color B
44in round x 6.5in deep
111.8cm round x 16.5cm deep