After binge watching Island at War followed by a bunch of Joan Hickson Miss Marple episodes, I decided that I needed a long, cozy, casual, retro sweater. Big pockets and a collar were mandatory, and what I came up with, Armande, is a delightful 40s- and 50s-inspired mishmash of a cardigan. I wanted to do the whole thing seamlessly, so I used a construction similar to From A to Z. The body is knit from the bottom up with the button bands knit simultaneously, and then sleeves are knit from the top down using short rows to shape the sleeve caps. The end result is a sweater that works with pretty much all of my wardrobe. If you decide to knit one for yourself, please check Armande’s Ravelry page because I’ve been made aware of a few errors, and you can find the corrections there for now.