i started this scarf last week for a friend.
it's the celtic cable scarf by vanessa lewis (pattern or rav link). but i soon found that all those twists and cables were hurting my hands (i will blame this on myself and the fact that i am knitting with bulky yarn on us9's, but there's no need to get into al that....)
so i changed gears and switched to a more hand-friendly cabled pattern.
i think i'll pick the knots back up when i get to the other end, but for now am more than content to knit cables in relative pain-free ease.