Here's the cowl I was using the Malabrigo yarn for. It's a pretty simple pattern: eyelets on top, a variation of seed stitch on the rest. It's knit flat, starting with a provisional cast on, and kitchener stitched at the end. I just knitted until I was almost out of yarn. It ended up being long enough that I can twist it and wrap it around my neck again.
Pattern: Casu Cowl by Galia Lael (free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
Ravelry Project Page: Link
In other news...
My friend from college Amanda (who is half of the Little Fun Co. shop on Etsy) just listed this adorable kitty coloring book in her shop. I've known Amanda since my Intro to Fibers class, and I've always admired her style of doodling, so I was so excited to see this in her shop!
It's not pictured on the item listing, but on Facebook she posted a picture of the dedication page, which is dedicated to "the cool cats," including my Othello and Augustus! I guess I have to order this for them then ;)