The first cable scarf I made was two sided, now Im working on a beautiful pattern that I really love, but noticing the back looks totally unattractive. This is the pattern Im using http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rupe. Do most cable scarves have the pattern on both sides? I'm looking at other patterns, but can't tell if the pattern is two sided. Thanks!
no- generally cable scarf patterns are not 2 sided. A 2 sided cable is actually a tight rib so it looks like stocking stitch on both sides. You could probably adapt the pattern- I think you would k1p1 instead of a k1.
Try this pattern - http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm you get cables on both sides with this and it is a fun and easy pattern to work.