I've made more than one of these Landslide Cowls and given them as gifts. I have received so many compliments on this well written, easy to make pattern with stunning results. I was even stopped in the airport an asked where I purchased it. There are many ways to wear it and the knit picks yarn shows the stitches beautifully. I used Celtic clasps I had in my stash in lieu of the leather strap for closures. Would purchase patterns from this designer again and again.