I really find it frustrating when the pattern isn’t complete. In this case it’s not even a full repeat of one of the colored lines. You have to figure out what to do for the last <. Otherwise I like how the pattern is supposed to be. It’s just frustrating to follow. If the pattern had been completed it would be a great beginner pattern. Unfortunately it’s not as is.
@sierrareyy if this is still relevant, you would continue the pattern the same way as before even if the colors do not match up. If you find it confusing that the colors are switched then maybe create a variation for the new order of colors.