These are 80 stitches around, and took nearly 3 balls of Heart and Sole yarn by Red Heart. I hadn't tried it before, but bought some before Christmas. He likes them!
This is my boss' cowl, she complains about being cold around her neck this winter, so made this out of left over "I Love This Yarn" in camo colors, and it's worked ina linen stitch, from a pattern called Chickadee Cowl by Kirsten Kapur for her blog, "Through the Loops".
They are made of shell "coins" with 8 mm split rings, so they are a bit limited as to how big your knitting needles can go. I have used them on size 10 needles, which is the limit. It's snug, but they do work up to that size.
And, I have lost some weight! So I've updated my ticker!