Beltane ~ here I come!!!!!!

Rowan's picture

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?

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SKHolt's picture

Yeah. Nice Sweater. Glad

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.

Stan

MMario's picture

mumble,mumble,grumble acrobat

mumble,mumble,grumble

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.

Rowan's picture

Don't hate me cause I am

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

grandcarriage's picture

I know... hipless, fatless

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.

Bob

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

Aaronknits's picture

Yeah, I was thinking the

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!

heavycables's picture

Beautiful, I like the nice

Beautiful, I like the nice slim fit.

kiwiknitter's picture

Beautiful and perfect for

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

My knitting is totally tubular!

stch's picture

Rowan, It looks terrific!

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

Bill's picture

It's wonderful! ...but I

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

Bill

Rowan's picture

In your dreams! I am from

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.

Celowin's picture

It looks fantastic -- the

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

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

Celowin's picture

I did, but there is a huge

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

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,

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.