Illusion knitting

@jx34me (60)
United States
February 15, 2007 12:49pm CST
I just finished an awesome jolly roger illusion scarf ( I would post the link but mylot has the cut and paste disabled *rolls eyes*) and it's great! Anyone else been doing any illusion knitting? know of any places where they help you design a pattern - I would love to have an illusion doggie pattern... or maybe an illusion pattern for my name!
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Hmmm..I know the first SNB (Stitch and &itch) book has an illusion knitting pattern. It's an Alien. I have tried it yet, but I know people on my crafting board have had success with it. Check out this site too... www.freshislefibers.com/patterns/shadowknittinglinks.htm Hopefully I typed that in correctly, but they seemed to have a few patterns and some good links to more information.
@jx34me (60)
• United States
15 Feb 07
thanks for the site! it's awesome!
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@Patcon (80)
• Ireland
17 Feb 07
Hi whats illusion knitting, I never heard of it. Thanks
@jx34me (60)
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's where you knit a pattern and using purls and knits you create a hidden pattern within your scarf that is only visible from certain angles... it's really cool - but takes a some concentration to do... hope this helps!
@Patcon (80)
• Ireland
18 Feb 07
Mad! Checked out the site recommended, thought it was gtreat, shall add it to my list. Cant wait to design my own. Thanks.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I'm thinking about making the SnB alien illusion scarf for my boyfriend. I know he'd get a kick out of it. How hard is illusion knitting compared to other techniques? What about it is tricky, exactly?
@jx34me (60)
• United States
26 Feb 07
i think the tricky thing abotu illusion knitting is that the pattern is complicated so you have to concentrate on knitting and not be distracted by other things 9music, movies, television etc)
@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
I love illusion knitting, but haven't done any in a while. The last thing I did (I think..) was squares that became facecloths for my MIL. I learned from INKnitters, don't remember the issue number - but they had a nifty seahorse pattern and a snowflake. I've done both, and in the set for MIL, I also designed an angel and a Christmas tree (they were a Christmas gift). The three squares, alternated, would make a neat blanket, IMO. I'm also working on some other patterns - mostly holiday/seasonal...I like my jack-o-lantern square! Here's a question for other illusion knitters: what kind of chart do you use? I learned with one that has one chart row for every two rows of knitting, and that makes the most sense to me...but I know a lot of folks seem to prefer charts where the design is..."stretched", basically. Any preferences? ~Sara
@jx34me (60)
• United States
26 Feb 07
actually i find charts sometimes confusing.. so i prefer written out instructions where i can highlight by rows what i've completed.
• United States
11 Oct 11
i have never even heard of illusion knitting but i sounds really fun and i will have to learn how to do it and try it myself i think you should post the link where they help you to design a pattern so we all could try it (if you can post the link i know mylot has disabled the cut and paste buttons) i love knitting dog sweaters and am always looking for cool designs for dog sweaters or even just sweaters for myself haha
@peavey (15804)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I've never done it, but after following some of the links other posters provided, I'm going to try it! I'm always looking for something unique to knit.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I haven't done any, although I have been planning to do a scarf with hearts for a little girl I know. I think I'll add that to my list of projects.