Made another one of the soft shoulder cowls. I made it longer and did more increase rows than the pattern called for. The collar is also much shorter than the pattern (4 1/2 inches). The yarn in the collar and on the i-cord bind off at the bottom is my own home spun (on the Kiwi spinning wheel).
Here is the link to the pattern again: http://auntekristy.blogspot.com/2014/03/free-knitting-pattern-soft-shoulder-cowl.html