Allen: "True comfort knitting, the Skye Cowl is worked in the round in stockinette stitch. A great piece if you’re mastering the art of knitting without looking at your work. Make the cowl more dramatic by casting on more stitches for a wider circumference and adding more rows."
(This is a very, very, very easy pattern. And while you're getting used to knitting while not looking, you can be practicing circular knitting if you've never done that before. And it looks superb, noble and unfussy on both men and women-- Ed.)