Pattern: Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf
Needles: US 10 (6 mm)
Yarn: Rowan Cocoon, less than two balls.
The cables were a bit of a pain to work (seriously, 16-stitch cables) but it went fast. Did a provisional cast on, knit it up, used kitchener stitch to close it up. I kitchenered it closed, then went along the row again from the start with a tapestry needle, evening out the stitches... and the yarn broke. Cocoon is a soft single-ply and couldn't handle being sewn through once, then tightened up. I wasn't yanking on the yarn or anything. So, just FYI. I was able to duplicate stitch/reinforce where the break happened and you can't tell.
I liked it so much that I had to try other another, similar pattern:
Pattern: Tuesday Night Cowl (rav link)
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm)
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Renaissance Heathered (now discontinued), 2 skeins
This is a good pattern, written for 3 different weights of yarn. I did the aran-weight version. I was able to perform the kitchener close with confidence because (a) I felt more experienced at it- the kitchener row is quite invisible, and (b) the yarn has multiple plies.
I still have a couple more similar-but-slightly-different cowls like this I want to try...