This "Cable Knit Throw," available for free on Ravelry was a perfect, quick project for a quick wedding gift.
It was made with Knit Picks Brava Bulky yarn with size 10 1/2 circular needles. It had originally called for worsted weight yarn, but a wanted a more "solid" blanket that would hold it's shape better.
It knitted up in the perfect color of a brown with just a tiny hint of greenish gray. It reminded me of the beach right after it had rained. The pattern, listed at an intermediate level was easy to follow. Just remember the basics; read the pattern and count your stitches.
The use of stitch markers went right out the window since the starting and stopping point of the pattern repeat changed in every row. The recipients of the throw was my assistant minister and his new bride. It was very well received upon the debut and also by my two friends who received a "sneak peek."