Beltane ~ here I come!!!!!!

My clan is hosting a Beltane celebration in Northern Michigan to raise funds for a local Woman's shelter. All clan members are required to wear red so that they don't mix in with the general population. Well, I decided to knit a red sweater, but had some requirements. Since I will be entertaining the crowd with handstands, somersaults, leg splits, etc, the sweater can't be so loose or boxy that it would slip over my head. I didn't want anything plain or girly either. Heck, I wanted a flattering design. I found a design that I like, but had to make some changes to it - I had to elimate a lot of stiches to make the sweater hug my torso, and to make the sleeves narrower. I also redid the collor for comfort. And I used cotton yarn for next the skin comfort. I finally finished the sweater Sunday ~ so, what do you guys think?


Celowin's picture

It looks fantastic -- the kind of garment that at this point I can only aspire to make.

Rowan's picture

Didn't you just make a sweater yourself? The "skully"?

Celowin's picture

I did, but there is a huge difference between a shapeless sweater all in stockinette stitch and a beautiful fitted one like you made. I'm proud of my current level of skill, but seeing your work I can tell there is a lot more I have to learn.

Rowan's picture

Would you beleive it if I told you that I first learned how to knit on the 20th of June in 2006? Shaping a form-fit sweater doesn't require skill, just math so you know how many stitches to eliminate in a pattern and where!

MMario's picture

jayzus kay-rist! Rub it in, why don't you! *grin*

note to self: he's dead meat if we ever meet. consider hireing a hitman.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Bill's picture

It's wonderful!
...but I would think the kilt you're wearing would be more of a problem doing handstands...than the sweater...


Rowan's picture

In your dreams! I am from an Irish clann rather than a Scottish one, therefore I don't wear kilts.
And I am glad you approve of the sweater.

stch's picture

It looks terrific! Hope you have a great time at the Beltane celebration.

kiwiknitter's picture

Beautiful and perfect for Beltane! I second Celowin - I would love to knit something that beautiful!

My knitting is totally tubular!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

heavycables's picture

Beautiful, I like the nice slim fit.

MMario's picture


acrobatic, slim, athletic, AND knits AND designs....

Have to admire the guy because otherwise I'd hate him.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Aaronknits's picture

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing but I bit my tongue!

Rowan, that is one beautiful sweater and you model it very well. Have fun!

grandcarriage's picture

I know... hipless, fatless freak... grumble grumble...

No, actually its totally gorgeooooos and I am sure will be wonderful. Happy Beltane to all that celebrate.


My 2cents, and I'm paying....

Rowan's picture

Don't hate me cause I am beautiful! LOL. Besides, it is only what's inside that counts.

SKHolt's picture

Yeah. Nice Sweater. Glad someone else on here celebrates Beltane. Woohoo. It'll be a great holiday to charge the sweater with the energy of Beltane.