She wanted a new one in the same size as her old one, so the pattern gave itself.
It is knit in a "thick and thin" yarn using stockinette stitch (right side rows knit and wrong side purl). This yarn is discontinued, I think, 'cause I could not find it on the net or on ravelry, but I did find a yarn of about the same yardage and thickness. It is called Lumpy Bumpy Yarn by Charlene and comes in semi-solid and variegated color ways. And it is really beautiful.
I made the cowl 30 cm (about 12 inches) wide and 170 cm (about 67 inches) long, but if I made it for myself I would have made it about 20 cm (about 8 inches) shorter. However, give people what they want, and this is the length my mother-in-law wanted. Then I sewed it together to make it a cowl. And that is it.
Download the almost cowl patten, if you can somehow use it.
Until next time,