I love cowls but hate how they either choke me or gape open and let in the cold air! This cowl uses the stretchiness of garter stitch in two layers to make a cozy, squishy neck warmer that can be worn scrunched up, folded over like a turtleneck, or even pulled up over your mouth and nose. It is easily stretched to go over your head without messing up your hair or makeup and then springs back into shape to keep the cold out.
Make it striped if you like! The stripes will be vertical on the finished object.