Don't let the model fool you, this cardigan is all about action!
I think all good cardigans have a bow on them somewhere, and a neck tie is perfection. The cardigan has panels of pattern down the chest, and matching panels down the sleeves - no boring stocking stitch for this book-loving matron!
Sized for a 38-40 inch bust, from the mid 1940s I believe. This one is on my To Knit list for sure.