Here is an update with photos on the progress of the sweater clone.
It looks a little different because once it has been washed, the size will change as the fibers relax.
I think the hardest part so far was figuring out exactly how the original knitter increased at the armpit for the cables. The cables begin off of a line of knit stitches that gradually turns into eight total for a front cabling rope. I tried knit front-back for my increases, but I am thinking the original had lifted increases (which I am not very good at just yet).