In this episode of our web video series we demonstrate Illusion Knitting. Illusion Knitting also know as shadow knitting is a color knitting technique that uses textured stitches to create the illusion of a hidden image that can only be seen at a an angle.
Directions for Dishcloth demonstrated:
Cast on 40 stitches in the lighter color then pick up the darker color.
Row 1: Knit one row with the darker color.
Row 2: Using the darker color Knit 10, Purl 10 and repeat until the end .
Row 3: Pick up the lighter color again and Knit the right side row.
Row 4: Using lighter color Purl 10, Knit 10 and repeat until the end.
Repeat these 4 rows for 8 inches
When your cloth is around 8 inches finish off by ending with 2 rows of the lighter color. Then bind off with the darker color.
- Shadow Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro
What’s on the set:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Dishcloth by Nilda Andrade
- Counterpoint Scarf by Jennifer Crawford (Piano scarf)
- Kidsilk Haze in various colors
- Mohair Horseshoe Lace Scarf (my own design) in Kidsilk Haze
- My Icarus Shawl made with Handmaiden 2ply silk Cashmere
What am I wearing:
- Heartland Shawl in handspun Buffalo from American Buffalo Products (Thanks Ruth!) designed by Evelyn Clark from Wild Fibers Magazine Winter 2007
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