Yes, this nothing more than a basic cable.
Yes, this is knit with 3 different kind of fuzzy or novelty yarn.
Yes, this has also been knit with (gasp!) acrylic yarn throughout, to give it a bit of weight.
Yes, this is a scarf no less, not a pair of itty bitty socks that don't stay up irrigardless of the amount of ribbing done.
And yes, it shall be worn in public, with pride, provided that weather gets cold this winter - unlike last winter.