The bottom band of Phoenix is being worked at the same time as the sweater.
I learned this trick when I knit Casual Classic, a top down cardi from Button Up Your Top Down.
Phoenix is a lot of boring stockinet stitch. Perfect for the machine. Except, my machine can handle 150 stitches and Phoenix at it's widest has 203. So hand knitting it is. This sweater is certainly an attention seeker.