That's not a scarf.
I'm making a vest with a plait cable up the center, then splitting to little plait cables around the vneck. I'm using some malabrigo in a colorway called red java, it is sort of a deep reddish brown with a little bit of variegatin, at times almost to a brownish pink and it looks great. The yarn, that is. The vest, itself, can't tell yet since I only have three rows of ribbing done.
It will be knit in the round til the armholes, so only the shoulder seems (10 stitches each) to sew.
If it works and looks good, I might design a men's version too.