I followed the pattern exactly and it came out great! I really love the design in this pattern--it's geometric and fun, and it's really easy to do. It's just knits and purls done in different patterns throughout and the entire thing is reversible so you don't have to worry about what it looks like on the back side. By the end, I didn't even need the pattern anymore because it was super easy to anticipate what comes next!
One thing I did to make it easier to keep my place was I put a stitch marker every 34 sts since the pattern was a 34 stitch repeat. This really helped. Also, next time I knit this, I will probably cast on 34 fewer stitches and make it tiny a bit shorter. My finished cowl is really long and I think I would have liked it a bit shorter. Other then that, it was a fun and fast knit!