One of my first knitting projects (about this time last year) was the Gap-tastic Cowl. The designer had been to the Gap and had seen a cowl she really liked, so she reproduced it and shared the pattern on Ravelry.
I liked the one I made, but at the time I was still a beginner and using cheap yarn. So it's not super soft against the delicate skin of my neck. So I thought I'd make a new one with luscious Malabrigo chunky in BUTTER.
The only thing I've altered from the pattern is the needle size. The Malabrigo chunky is thinner than the chunky I used before and when I did a swatch on the US13 needles I had previously used - it was very loose - and not in a good way. So I purchased a pair of US10.5 and they are working out just fine.
I'm still reading Savvy. I should have finished it by now but I've been super busy and haven't been reading a lot. It's cute but I'm not hooked yet.