I just finished making this knitted cowl. I love it. I made one with different yarn for my sister-in-law for Christmas. (I forgot to take a picture of it.)
I enjoy this pattern. It is fun to make and turns out nicely with any yarn. I'm actually thinking of selling this one. If you're interested, you can contact my by email or twitter. The yarn is soft and warm. And it's washable too. This is great to give you extra warmth this winter without the hassle of a long scarf.
In case you're a knitter or just wanted to look at the pattern (might get a better feel for this looking at their picture), I found it here- http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4871. It's called a Mosaic Cowl on their website, because that's the yarn they use. I did use the Mosaic yarn the first time. Very pretty, but it worked fine with this I had too.