De Longpre: "Elegant shaping in simple garter stitch shows off a special yarn to best advantage. This tailored little piece could be worn almost anywhere. DK weight. Measures 5” deep at center, 39-1/2” long at inside edge."
(We love this particularly because it could come from an unspecified future just as well as belonging to a distant past. Also because we think it would look as smashing on a brilliant bespectacled architect-type fellow as it would on an imperious fashionista. Gauge given over garter stitch-- Ed.)