I found the cowl pattern from a google search. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. I didn't have the correct size needles (it recommended US17 circs and I could only find US15 in the store) and was concerned it would not turn out right. However, I decided to email the creator and she so graciously emailed me back with suggestions. How very nice. (And I did email back to thank her because it really irks me when I spend time emailing back a stranger with details of a project that they've requested and I never hear back from them. So there you go. One of Lera's pet peeves.)
So, here is the cowl with my grey wool pea coat after shoveling snow on Saturday afternoon. (I tried desperately to finish it in time for Saturday's snowstorm and then the forecast changed and we were supposed to miss the snow. But, as weather-predictors are usually wrong, it snowed anyway and I got to wear it. So, hip hip hooray for snow!)
And today with my jean jacket.
I love the versatility. Dress it up or dress it down.
used US15 circular needles
1 1/2 skeins Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (in pumpkin)
cast-on 60, knit 20 rows, then decreased as instructed for row 11 and continued following pattern