The silhouette was inspired by a purchased tank top, which had a scoop-neck in front and a v-neck in back. I liked the idea and wanted to translate it into a comfortable but sophisticated sweater. Begonia can be dressed up with a skirt or trousers, or be worn more casually with jeans. Along with the options for two sleeve lengths, there are two body lengths to choose from. My personal choice is to wear shorter tops with skirts; the proportions just look better on me, since it is not flattering for me to tuck in blouses. I wanted to provide that option, along with a longer body length that someone would be more likely to wear with pants.
Begonia can be made in a broad range of worsted weight yarns. The pink pullover shown was made in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (a cotton/acrylic blend), while the green pullover shown was made in Louet Gems Worsted (a merino yarn). I think the simple details of Begonia would be a great canvas for hand-painted yarns as well. I'd love to see your creations!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!