Pomander is a decorative cardigan to warm a special baby. The cabled swags trimming the seed-stitch yoke recall celebratory buntings, and optional subtle cables travel down the sleeves for a bit of extra style. The intricate details in this design make it at least an adventurous intermediate-level project, and you’ll have to work from a chart for the yoke, but all symbols and techniques like the i-cord bind-off and provisional cast-on are fully explained with text or video links.
Pomander is knit from the bottom up in one piece. Stitches are cast on provisionally for sleeves to work yoke, then picked up and knit in the round to the cuff. This allows you to adjust the sleeve length as desired (and gets you to the fun part more quickly after all that stockinet!). Tips, tricks, and "knitter's choice" options are sprinkled throughout the pattern.
The cardigan is designed to fit snugly but comfortably, with an inch or two of positive ease.