I saw this Patons Shadow Tweed yarn and decided that it was just the thing to make my scarf with. Its a chunky Content: 56% wool, 50% acrylic, 4% viscose yarn.
I always like things in odd numbers so I wanted 3 cables across the scarf. I started out with 32 stitches using 6mm hook and front post raised stitches (much like the picture above) either side of the cables.
This was making quite a stiff scarf and I wasn't so keen on the look as it progressed.
So I started again, now I am working over 28 stitches using an 8mm hook. I am making a front post stitch at each edge with 3 cables across and 3 single crochet between each. The 8mm hook is making the scarf much softer and the reduction in FP stiches has simplified the design.
Work continues ....