Because of the long color changes on the yarn I used for this (Noro Tayio), most of the lighter colors ended up on the front, and most of the more vivid ones ended up on the back. The tag in the neckline is washing instructions cleaning instructions (because this was a gift). The design is my own. The sweater is seamless, knitted in the round, done top to bottom.
The yarn is mix of 40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, and 15% nylon, and is wonderfully soft, and if you chill easily, as does the recipient, will be wearable just about year round.