"The optional needle-felting accents on the stockinette 'bands' make this cardigan one-of-a-kind," says Van Stralen. "A lacy cable and ribbon or I-cord ties add to the overall effect. The cardigan is knit in one piece to the underarm, then divided for fronts and back. The sleeves are knit in the round." You can see the fine shaping of the sleeve caps in the schematic; the rest of the piece has simple lines, in order to focus attention on the needle felting (if you choose it) and the lovely lacy border, cuffs, and bodice.