This is my sisters present. It's from a Simply Knitting magazine pattern, knitted in Rowan Plaid. She picked it out months ago as something she would like. I had a hard time getting the yarn as its been discontinued, I finally got it at cucumberpatch. Then I couldn't find the magazine! But it all turned out fine in the end. I put her off the scent by making her a tank top for her birthday (see below) so I am hoping it will be a pleasant surprise on Christmas Day.
Here's a close up of the cabling: