I also thought she would get use out of a cowl and decided that the Podcaster Cowl would be perfect for my yardage. My goal was to get two total repeats of the chart, which I did with a little bit of yarn to spare.
The first repeat of the leaf design was a little time consuming, but then I figured out the pattern and cruised along. It is a very intuitive chart, but only if you can read your knitting. The cowl was initially pretty close to the neck, but it blocked larger and with a lovely drape.
Susan Ashcroft, the designer of this pattern, has many other cowl patterns that look beautiful. Many of them are on my must knit list - just need more knitting time!