I finished it! The actually-reasonable-size-cowl for my boyfriend to wear when lounging indoors in the winter problem-cold, like a pajama scarf! On his birthday no less, so I could pretend I had it all planned all along!
The main point of it turned out to be the simple rule of “don’t frog”. If it were obvious mistakes, really really closely, then sure. Otherwise… Don’t frog. Work with it.
So we start out with the greek pattern that I then abandoned, and gradually work our way into this… other… pattern. With Casual Nexus as my inspiration.
After that we got into a race track finish line (because I thought I’d come to the end of how long it had to be).
Finally, we finish off with two snow flakes.
I was afraid this would make it too wide, but it’s actually quite snug, as it’s bunched up a lot when wearing it. It seems to have turned out the perfect size.