Thank you so VERY much for replying. Yes, indeed, it is a sweater and the garment is worked in one piece, knitting back and forth on circular needles from the hem up to the underarm. And yes, the back and sleeves are knit of spare needles and it does say "provisionally CO" the back and sleeves. So, I presume then that the front/back are CO with the Cable Cast-On. A picture of the sweater can be found at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...e-breasted-222
Your comments are VERY much appreciated.