I recently needed to make a cowl, with Berroco Ultra Alpaca for someone. Just before I started looking for a pattern, I found out on Twitter my friend Sarah (rainloverknits) was having a pattern of hers test knit. So I volunteered, the pattern was wonderful - I had no troubles with the pattern - written or charted- it knit up quickly and I love how it came out.
Here's the picture of the unblocked cowl (it's 10 3/4 by 7 7/8 - so I'm only going to block it enough to clean up the cables and ribs)
In other yarny news - here's a picture of my latest mini-skeins from Little Red Bicycle on Etsy: