Pattern: I loosely followed a cable scarf on display at my LYS (one of the employees wrote up a brief pattern for her bulky wool scarf on display - I added a few stitches to make it wider for this project):
Needles: US13 16" circular (just because I like circs! :) You could use a single point US13; 1 - US13 DPN for the cable.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun, Worsted Weight - 75% acrylic/25% wool
Color # 7131, 2 skeins (3.5 oz, 200 yards)
Using two strands of worsted (or 1 strand of bulky wool):
CO 18 stitches
Row 1: K4, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 2: K6, P6, K6
Repeat for rows 3-10
Row 11: K4, P2, Cable over K6, P2, K4
Row 12: repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1 through 12 until desired length. I ended at row 10 on the last repeat.
Add fringe, if desired.
Hmmm... layout is messing up... edited to see if this line will fix it!