I LOVED this pattern when I saw it in the Lion Brand catalog I get. I never had the nerve to attempt it until recently. I had never done any cables, let alone ones that actually separate in such a way. Nevertheless, I tried it (and struggled, initially) with the Spice color yarn (the main pic) and was ultimately very pleased. I then attempted the scarf in the way it was inteneded: bicolor. As I am hoping to sell off some of these scarves back home, I did the second scarf in my old high school colors, red and black. It turned out fantastic (in my opinion)!