Well with all the many and varied (not to mention free) cowl patterns over on Ravelry, it was only a matter of time until I tried one.
I picked up a skein of Classic Elite Fresco when I was wandering around on the other side of the county over the holiday break. It comes in lots of lovely colors and I finally decided on #5364 which they call Celestial Blue.
Fresco is a blend of 60% wool / 30% baby alpaca / 10% angora so it is soft and fuzzy. At 164 yards/skein, I was able to get only 7 full repeats but it came out to a nice size. I cast on 110 instead of the 100 specified so it would slip easily on and off over the head and with maybe less chance of messing up the hair.
I knit with the size 7 bamboo circular that I have in the short 16" length which made it fast and easy to just knit around and around on this pattern.
After a soak, I just patted it out to dry and later affixed a little hang tag to send with my husband for a coworker/friend. When I passed it over to him, he took a glance at the tag and misread it thinking it said Good Luck Cow! Well my lowercase 'L' may have been a bit short. So that provided our amusement for the evening and he and Audrey had another little chuckle when he gave it to her today. So easily amused we are.