This thick, squishy neckwarmer was created for a LYS class on Beginning Cables. It makes for an enjoyable and easy introduction to cabling, as well as a quick knit for a more experienced knitter.
Knit in one skein of soft, chunky-weight yarn, three plump cables travel up a garter stitch background. The first stitch of each row is slipped for a clean finish to the edges, and the cast-on tail is later crocheted into a loop to fasten around a large decorative button.
This pattern is not fully dependent on gauge, as long as you are happy with your fabric and the finished piece can be blocked to a size that you like. The intent is to use almost the entire skein of yarn. My neckwarmer measured 5” x 25” before blocking, and 5.75” x 28” when pinned out wet. If you tend to knit loosely, you may wish to use US 8 (5 mm) needles.