Bitene is one of my favorite flowers to knit. The burgundy violet stem and pale coral to butter flowers are just so lovely. Its actually quite interesting to look, to really truly see all the colors and how they interact with each other in nature. I was getting bored, feeling like I kept using the same color combinations over and over. Now I am creating colors, from a natural source and by doing that surprising myself with new blends of yarn.
I knit this color blocked, and since I use odd lots of yarn the panels end up asymmetrical. A lovely serendipitous design element.
This is a combination of cotton, silk and kid mohair. It fits most.
*** The brooch I used to close it is NOT INCLUDED, any pin, and even some hair pins will work, be creative.
chest measured across a bit below the armhole - 54cm (21.5")
length in back - 46cm (18")
fold in half and measure center back to cuff - 83cm (32.5")