Once upon a time I started to knit this stranded vest from a Kaffe Fassett pattern. Unfortunately the pattern was written for flat vs. in-the-round knitting, and I soon gave up. Oh, and then there was the 3-color stranded knitting...I was out of my league.
I saved this piece of knitting because there was no way I would rip out something I'd sweated over so much. Plus, I love this Persian Poppies pattern, which is very typical of Kaffe Fassett's style.
Recently, I ran across my aborted project, and feeling inspired, I felted this holey thrift store cashmere vest, and then carefully cut some pieces the same dimension as my knitted piece.
I then slip stitched the two pieces together and voila:
a cowl! I promise, my expression notwithstanding, I'm very pleased with the outcome.