I just finished the SHAWL COLLARED COWL by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting. It was a fun and quick knit. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn in eggplant from JoAnn's and the buttons are from thewoodlot.etsy.com.
This one is for my daughter but I like it so much I think I'll start knitting another one. It is 80% acrylic and 20% wool so it will feel warm but easy to wash. It finished out at approximately 10" at the widest part by 26" long and will look cute by itself over a top or sweater or under a jacket.