The past couple of weeks I've been in "hand knit holiday gift lock down". Since I am a selfish knitter by nature, I needed a (relatively) quick knit that was not a holiday gift as a change of pace.
A combination of things happened that landed it in my knitting bag. I have admired the Burberry Inspired Cowl since it made it's debut. I remember seeing the ad for the real Burberry Cowl in a magazine and had thought about copying it. That's as far as it went. Imagine my delight when I saw that someone else actually did. It's been in my queue ever since.
I have been searching for the right yarn since then. Nothing fit the bill. Then a customer came into Westport Yarns and she was knitting it with Malabrigo Worsted. Hmmm, the wheels began to turn.
Open, a.k.a. provisional, cast on from an article on knitty.com. It was a little more fiddly to set up, however, it came out easily when I was done. Then you graft it closed. you could do a three needle bind off if you prefered.