Yesterday afternoon I decided to have a break from uni work (you can't work solidly for a whole week straight, right?!) I got out a pair of chunky 12mm needles and the remaining wool that I used to knit D a scarf for Christmas, and knit myself a cowl. I have an old book from the 80s, the Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches; I chose moss stitch.
To make your own: cast on 26 stitches (or any multiple of 2). Row 1 & 2: K1, P1, to the end of the row. Row 3 & 4: P1, K1, to the end of the row. Then repeat until the length you fancy. I sewed mine together to make it into a cowl but you could make it into a longer scarf!