I'm working on a scarf for Christmas. I saw the pattern on the pbs show "Knit and Crochet Now!" You can find the free pattern from season 1 (you have to register on their website, so sorry but I can't just give you a direct link to the pattern.) It's from show #105 "Cables Made Easy". This is the knitted cable scarf. They also have a pattern for a crocheted cable scarf.
Cables are easier than I had anticipated! I'm really enjoying making this. Once I'm done, I'm hoping to start making up some simple patterns of my own for more cable-y projects, like cowls and wrist warmers, etc.
(2 balls Moda Dea yarn. Color Raspberry)