Oh yes, the Back has the zig zag cables as well! I wore it yesterday...and I've never received so many compliments from my friends! Mainly, they commented on the color. Non-knitters are more color-conscious, color being the first thing that catches their eye. I was very comfortable wearing it! It fit perfectly, sleeves, neckline, etc. Plus, the yarn is the type that has "give", kinda springy. Very comfy, like Rowan Calmer.