Wow. Goes to show what a difference the yarn makes. I totally overlooked this pattern then, and your yarn choice is making me question why?
The same here. The photos with the pattern weren't interesting me at all. I think it's the tendency many pattern makers and magazines have for knitting the exemplars in variegated yarns. The color pattern overwhelms the stitch patterns so you lose the cables (or in other cases, the lace) and can't really see what makes the pattern interesting.
Now that I have seen the pattern clearly I'll have to add it to the list of potential future projects.