So, I decided to gift it to my sister for Christmas! The entire time I was knitting it I was thinking about her anyway and thought it would suit her, so it's only fitting that it actually end up in her possession.
I so carefully packed for my trip to Ohio that I nearly forgot that I had stashed it in a small dark corner of my carry-on. But, after being brushed off a bit, it rebounded just fine and I gave it to her on my last day there.
Doesn't she look thrilled? (I would be if I had been gifted a cashmere cowl, but maybe that's just me...)
And a close up...