I started this scarf as my first real cable project yesterday. I am using DK weight cashmere on size 6 needles. I hope this to be a x-mas present for my father in law, but we'll see how long this takes me.
Here is a picture of the progress so far. I'm sure some people will think I'm nuts, but I'm so picky about how it looks. I've read a few tips on how to get that one long stitch from looking funny at the twist on the left side of each cable, but it still looks long and floppy to me. I don't notice this in everyone elses pictures. How does everyones scarfs turn out so perfect??! I also find my sts are a bit floppier after I change from knit to purl. I know this is from the extra yarn that usally is held taught with tension from knitting, but when you purling after knitting you get a little bit more.
At least I haven't had the usual big holes in the cable problem I have read some people have.