I got to work right away on an appropriate pattern- something lacy and lovely. I found this pattern online and got to work. Although it called for 900+ yards of yarn for a large scarf, but I figured I would just sew up the scarf to make a cowl when I ran out of yarn as I only had 330 yards.
The pattern is easy- a series of yarn overs with dropped stitches lined up, to give it a carelessly destroyed and distressed look to it. Still..It's cashmere silk blend! You can't make it look bad. Once you were done, you give it a good felting to firm up the fabric. I did this rather ingeniously, as I had finished it while I was living in a hotel with no real way to felt it or let it dry....I used it as a bath puff for a couple days. Soap, water, agitation, et voila. It felted it perfectly evenly, it's super soft and surprisingly warm for something so full of air bubbles.