Purl Solo sent out a free pattern today that is lovely! They call it the Newsprint Cowl.
24 stitches and 35 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished dimensions: 12 inches high and 58 inches in circumference
The purl side of this Cowl is considered the right side, but you will make the Cowl with the wrong side facing you. This is so that most of your stitches will be easier knits rather than more difficult purls.
Because the wrong side is facing you, when you carry up the yarns for striping, be sure to twist them on the side facing you, aka the knit stitch side of the Main Body.
For more tips on carrying up yarn, please visit our Stripes in the Round Tutorial, but keep in mind that this tutorial carries the yarn up the backside of the work. The concept is the same, but again, here, you’ll carry the yarn up the front of the work!