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Cabled Spiral Pullover

Knitting
June 2006
DK / Sport ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1768 - 2720 yards (1617 - 2487 m)
For bust 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches

From Knitting Nature: 



I think of this cable pattern as the art deco version of a seashell.  The curves have been squared off and rounded angles replace sinuous lines.  Although stylized, the outline of a shell remains, growing form a point to accommodate the growing animal within.  When designing this pullover, I chose ease of knitting over geometric accuracy, limiting myself to two-over-two cables.  The decreases that shape the yoke and coincide with the narrowing of the seashell shape are placed in the reverse stockinette-stitch sections on either side of the shell motifs, so they don’t interfere with the cable.