This is a quick knit of tilting ladders and simple cables. It is worked in the round, so no finishing required (other than weaving in beginning and ending ends of yarn). Makes a great gift or make one for yourself!
It takes only approx 150 yards of yarn - yarn I used is classified as DK weight, but I think it is more a sport weight yarn. The gauge is done in the pattern stitches, but isn't critical to the finished cowl.
Also look for Harry's Grand Stairs pattern.