Illusion Swatch

Monoped's picture

Scruff & the first soldier in his knit-bot army.


StuartWS's picture

forgive my ignorance, but

forgive my ignorance, but what is illusion/shadow knitting? If it's fun I want to know about it!

MMario's picture

It's a knit/purl technique ;

It's a knit/purl technique ; which combined with two-colour striping gives you stripes in one direction and a picture in the other.

It's actually a simple technique - but can be a real bugger to keep track of the pattern

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

mountainrunner's picture

Nice work! I like the rat,

Nice work! I like the rat, too - is he a hairless breed?

YarnGuy716's picture

Illusion/Shadow Knitting is

Illusion/Shadow Knitting is a great technique. You get this major thrill when you've knit enough that you can see the image you are creating.  I took a workshop for Shadow Knitting last fall and we had a great time with it, although I still haven't made a project using the technique.

Monoped's picture

Thanks, it's pretty cool

Thanks, it's pretty cool seeing the picture develop as you go. I'm working on my first illusion pattern at the mo.

grandcarriage's picture

Love the rat....

Love the rat....

Bravo! I have been tempted

Bravo! I have been tempted to play with illusion knitting myself.