I've been knitting for a few weeks now (going great, thanks all for help with previous q's here!) and am now playing around with Good Ole Cabled Scarf.
The three-strand cable at the center is nice and fun, but as currently written up it "just starts" right out of a field of seed stitch. On the swatch I've made to get the hang of the pattern, this makes for a slightly unattractive start to the scarf -- since it is a three-strand three-stitch cable, there is a lopsided looking field of six stockinette on one side at the very beginning. This is made worse by the fact that the cable strands don't start bunching up until the first crossover.
I'd like to see if I could achieve a cleaner end to the cable. The appearance I have in mind would be for the outer two strands of the cable to appear joined in a circular end, with the center strand appearing to have begun beneath, and a few rows of plain purl "background" beneath to set off the entire cable from the seed stitch border.
Have any of you all seen cables started/finished like this before? Suggestions on how I might do it, or other patterns or FO pics I might look to for inspiration? Alternative suggestions for an attractive cable start/finish also welcome!