The idea of an asymmetrical pattern with shirring seemed kind of interesting, so I came up with this. When its on, one side looks smoother than the other, but they are the same height. it makes more sense in the picture.
See the smooth side and the gathered side? You may have also noticed that the pink and gray versions were knit in different wights. The pattern includes instructions for fingering and worsted weight yarn. Calculating the gauge differences was good practice for future, more complex projects, but also really changed the intended season and warmth of the finished cowl.
I'm excited to see this work, and would really like to apply some of the elements of gathering and multiple gauge options into future patterns.