I am really into cables right now. I designed this scarf called Fun Reversible Cables. It turned out great. I knit it with Galway 100% wool, forest green. It is really fun to knit and goes quite quickly because of the changing cable rows. I designed it so it would flair out at the bottom and lay flat and then around the neck it would be narrower with just rib rows. It is very comfortable around the neck and everyone who has tried it on loves how it feels.
It is warm and stays in place. Has all the properties of a good looking functional scarf.
Fetching fingerless mitts that are so popular.
I knit this scarf for a friend but after Christmas I am knitting this for myself in red Malabrigo. It takes 1 1/2 skein so you would have enough with 2 skeins for the hat or mitts. You would probably need a 3rd for the entire set. The scarf only took a few days to knit so you have time to knit this for a Christmas present for someone or yourself.