Here's a pic of a scar I'm currently working on:
The foot in the picture is more so for reference of size.
You may see the cables better on this one:
The plain stitches are to be ripped upon finishing, leaving the cables in tact. What this does is gives the item fringe, with out worrying about saving enough yarn to do so. (You've incorporated the fringe into the amount you're using. Genius I say). I know when I finish the scarf I will not have to worry about getting more yarn, since the chances are the company discontinued this yarn (it was bought by my mom's parents for her, when Sears actually sold yarn).
I've also made a glove hat. Yes, a glove the size of a hat.