I promised Mr Verdigris Knits a new scarf to walk the dog in. He requested something soft in plain navy in a plain stitch pattern. A fun knit indeed! I grabbed my stitch dictionaries to try to find some pattern that would at least keep me a little motivated. Showing him pictures of the different pattern swatches was like having him look at Rorschach tests. And none of them struck his fancy like good ole 2 by 2 ribbing. I was just about to resign myself to 6 feet of k2p2 rinse and repeat, when I found Natalie's Fast Forward pattern on Ravelry. It was perfect: mostly 2 x 2 rib, with a wonderful, symmetrical, architectural cable design on each end. Hah - something for both of us.
The scarf is knit from the center out so that the ends are identical. I was able to complete the scarf with 3, 50-g balls of Knit Picks Capra (~370 yds) - a wonderfully soft dk weight merino and cashmere blend - in colorway admiral. Getting to the cables provides plenty of motivation to get through the plain rib. The pattern is extremely well done with both charted and written instructions.