Lots of plain knitting make this a great project to pick up & put down, or to put in your bag when going out. The lace rounds break this up and add interest. Big needles make the rounds fly by.
Pattern is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sisterhood-cowl and Yummy Yarns is here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/YummyYarnsUK
Mosaic of the steps along the way: