Using some left over yarn from a sweater, I thought I would try to do a scarf with reversible cables.
After searching Ravelry, I found a nice pattern called Braid Cable Reversible Hiking Scarf by Jeanna Quinones. I made it a bit longer than the pattern indicates, which requires more yarn, but I just kept knitting until I ran out.
This is the first time I did a reversible cable, and it is actually quite easy. The concept is that the pattern is done in rib (knit one, purl one) and when the cables are made, it is the same on the back as it is on the front. Incredible... just like magic!
If you are a cable lover, most definitely give this technique a try!