One Skein Wonder alteration

I was wondering if I could take the One Skein Wonder pattern (http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id97.html) and continue knitting the ribbed border around the inside edge for a few inches and achieve a neck like this: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns2/kaya-aran-shrug.html?
Or does anyone know of a pattern like that?
I’m looking for short sleeves (or easily adaptable to short sleeves) with a more fitted look, as opposed to this: http://www.caron.com/projects/shadows/sss_shrug.html
I feel like I’ve seen a pattern somewhere that was basically just a collar like this with no sleeves and a small back, that was more or less just a decorative ribbed collar type shrug.
Thank you

Yes you could, the fronts and back will also be longer too, but that may be okay with you.