This is Christopher's Christmas present (along with some knitted dishcloths and knitted slippers), it was also the scarf that ate all the yarn. Measuring only 5feet 3inches...this scarf ate TWO WHOLE skeins of wool. I guess those intricate cables and size 3.75mm needles make it the way it is. I was hoping to get a hat out of the two skeins but I barely had enough to finish. It has a garter stitch border and two 3by3 cables on the side, a stockinette center with a strip down the center.