I am always looking for cool cowls to wear in warm weather. This cowl has a light open stitch pattern which keeps it cool. It uses just one 100g ball of Aran. You can make it in a couple of evenings, so is perfect for that last minute gift (if you can part with it).
It is approx 165cm long by 11cm deep, so it can be worn long and loose or wrapped around twice for more warmth.
It is written in English crochet terms only, but does reference US terms.
The original sample was in Stylecraft Malabar which is being discontinued. Any aran weight yarn would work well.