Much as I love crochet, the 1970's certainly have a lot to answer for....imagine if I made one for my partner and me - do you think he'd look as pleased with his cardi as the model in the book? I don't think so! Still, this page always makes me chuckle in a "thank goodness I was only a kid in the 70's" way!
The pattern I used to make the scarf is a large "diamond" pattern, although I think it actually looks more floral, and even with the unpicking, it was quite enjoyable to make - a real challenge for a person like me who's not too hot on reading patterns.
I'm not sure it's the height of fashion for now or even in the 70's .... I wonder what the citizens of the 2040's will make of it....?