I've also been looking at cowl patterns, and so decided to combine the two ideas... a linen stitch cowl.
I cast on 140 stitches, and started to knit. It's a very simple pattern and doesn't take a lot of concentration. So since this afternoon, I have knit:
It's about two and half inches, and I still have seventy of the original hundred grams left, so I think it'll be just the right size.