Hi all! Well even though I've been knitting now for *counts on fingers*... 9 months or so, and I have yet to do cables. Historically, I never cared for them much, but the more I see pictures of everyone's beautiful cabled FO's here, the more they've grown on me. So I thought I might try some on a pullover for DH. Something not too fussy -- maybe just one wide column down the front or something.
Anyway, my question is... I have this super bulky black yarn that I'd like to use, but I'm wondering if it'd make a good choice. I'm thinking dark colors won't show cables as well as light ones, but since it's chunky (like 3 stiches per inch), it seems like it'd probably wouldn't be too obscured... do any of you cable gurus out there have any input on the matter before I start swatching? I also have the same yarn in a heathery medium brown color, but I'm thinking that the heatheriness would lend itself better to something plainer. I'd really like to finish by Christmas so something that knits up fast would be preferable -- that's why I'm leaning toward super chunky. Thoughts?
TIA for your input!