I knitted myself a version of this cowl in March and I decided on a lark to see if I could get the pattern published somewhere. Knitscene was accepting submissions for Winter 2013, so I sent in a swatch and a description, and lo and behold, it got accepted. My original name for it was "Egg carton cowl" because that's what the stitch pattern looks like.
I'm afraid I might be a one-hit wonder as far as designing knitwear goes. I like to improvise my own sweater patterns, but I don't think I'll ever have the patience to learn sizing and try to write up the patterns. If I get another interesting cowl idea, I might try submitting a pattern again.