I might have made a mistake in introducing my oldest daughter to Ravelry, the online community for knitters and other fibre artists to find patterns, supplies and inspiration. She asked me to knit her a pair of fingerless mitts, so I told her to look on Ravelry for free patterns that she liked.
After she had favourited 10-20 patterns, all with cables, I made her choose. She chose this one, Vancouver Fog by Jen Balfour, in a worsted weight that would knit up fairly quickly. The yarn is a cotton-acrylic blend, 'cause wool drives her crazy (me too!), which turned out quite nice. I think I might have to knit me a pair of fancy mitts like this too!
(But first, my other daughter has my knitting services in queue, stay tuned...)