Ah! First post in 2012, I wonder if there will actually be snow. I was going through charity shops again, it is the simplest way to find interesting pattern sources (what one magpie chucks, is another magpie’s treasure), and I came across some interesting use of circular motions and motifs. Take the snail shell like swirl above, it takes the form of the centre of a flower, whose petals are marked with stamen like shadows.
The neckline of this top makes excellent use of the continuous chain of circles going from large to small to large again, with each curve connecting to another through itself or by a tiny circle.