These are both the Pretty Thing cowl pattern from the Yarn Harlot. Above it's worked in Red Hot Chocolate from Needlefood, and to the right, Camoflage from Lorna's Laces.
I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off instead of the pattern instructions, and it worked very well.
I'm a tad taken with cowls at the moment. I'm wondering if they would be better for the homeless than scarves. They are less chunky, but still very warm, and so small they would be easy to scrunch up and stash when not in use. Hmmm, will ponder that a bit more.
In other news, I'm going to be launching another blog soon, focusing on astrology. Stay tuned!