This cowl is knit in seed stitch (K1, P1) using a #9 needle. It is knit flat, using straight needles or going back and forth on circulars. The cowl tapers at each end which shapes it to help show off beautiful buttons. If you love buttons, and have some 3/4"-1" ones that you want to enjoy wearing, this is the cowl pattern for you! We used Melanie West's Polymer Clay buttons.