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treehugger14
12-20-2007, 09:57 PM
Here's my first attempt at illusion knitting. I think it looks pretty good. But, other than that, I've never seen Illusion knitting in real life, do any of you know if it is good?
looking straight at it:
http://a599.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/114/m_49fce90d6f3c3358e0fcb7a54cfd6eee.jpg

and looking at it from the side:
http://a800.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/46/m_c6d1daf4fba145f7474f1cc1cd3d820f.jpg

mhansen
12-20-2007, 10:08 PM
That is cool!! I have never heard of illusion knitting before.

treehugger14
12-20-2007, 10:35 PM
That is cool!! I have never heard of illusion knitting before.

Really? tis actually quite fun. I got the pattern for that at diynetwork.com, from Knitty Gritty. I'm also knitting a piano scarf with the illusion knitting. I'll take a pic of it and show you, it's so neat!

Mariblue
12-20-2007, 10:55 PM
It looks great to me! :cheering:

auburnchick
12-21-2007, 12:00 AM
Looks great! :cheering:

saracidaltendencies
12-21-2007, 12:10 AM
That is awesome! I'm going to have to try my hand at that some time!

mdog182
12-21-2007, 02:01 AM
that's really cool! i want to try illusion knitting

ritaw
12-21-2007, 05:09 AM
That is great . What a brilliant idea :)

mhansen
12-21-2007, 06:20 AM
Really? tis actually quite fun. I got the pattern for that at diynetwork.com, from Knitty Gritty. I'm also knitting a piano scarf with the illusion knitting. I'll take a pic of it and show you, it's so neat!

Cool!! I can't wait to see it!

KnittingNat
12-21-2007, 08:17 AM
It looks wonderful :heart:

Mystery_Gyrl
12-21-2007, 09:11 AM
It looks A-Ok to me. From what I have seen of illusion knitting (from other people doing it) you are proceeding correctly and doing a very nice job at that.
Katrina

pineapplesnowballs
12-21-2007, 09:38 AM
Great job! :cheering: I did the HP Dark Mark Illusion scarf ... it was so fun!

dustinac
12-21-2007, 10:10 AM
:thumbsup: It looks wonderful!! I made some illusion socks...it's very fun :happydance:

Eccie
12-21-2007, 10:48 AM
It looks great! I printed the pattern for the card suits scarf from Knitty Gritty but haven't gotten around to making it yet.

Abbily
12-21-2007, 12:03 PM
OK, that may be the coolest thing I have ever seen! :) Nice job!

Jan in CA
12-21-2007, 12:11 PM
:yay:

1to1
12-21-2007, 12:12 PM
Looks great to me...very nice job!!

treehugger14
12-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Thanks. I feel special now! :mrgreen:

ah
12-22-2007, 12:54 AM
Cool!

soobeeoz
12-22-2007, 05:53 AM
Wow! It looks great! :yay:

Suziblues
12-22-2007, 11:36 AM
HEY THAT IS SO COOL!
You have inspired me. I'm gonna have to make one. I'm checking this 'illusion' knitting thing out as soon as I post this.
GREAT JOB! :thumbsup:

jodstr2
12-22-2007, 01:04 PM
it looks really good. you're doing it right. :cheering:

treehugger14
12-22-2007, 03:56 PM
Thanks all! I still feel special.

the best thing about illusion knitting is that: there's no fairisle, only 2 colors, and it doesn't need to be in stockinette stitch! I love it. Does any of you know any cool hp illusion patterns? I tried to look, but couldn't find any.

jodstr2
12-22-2007, 05:26 PM
you can make your own. this is probably not the best way to do it, but this is how I did it:

good link: http://www.jigsawknits.co.uk/illusioncreate.html

-run an image through microrevolt http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ then print that chart.
-get some graph paper, a pen, and a highlighter.
-chart by hand using the pen onto the graph paper by looking at your microrevolt chart and making Xs on the graph paper for all the purl bumps you want raised (see the jigsawknits link for clarification on this). all other stitches will be knit, and will lie flatter than the purl bumps. see the chart key on this one http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Guardian/documents/2005/01/07/alienscarf.pdf for further example of the knit and the purl.
-remember that every "slice" of your image will actually take up 4 rows in the chart. this can result in a very "tall" chart. mine came out to I think over 140 rows tall. most links recommend trying to keep your original chart as "short" as you can.
-I then highlighted every other row with the highlighter, so I could follow my chart a bit easier.

susi
12-22-2007, 05:41 PM
wow, taht is simply amazing; i haven't heard of it either, but will be having a go.

it will be added to the ever growing to knit list

susi

treehugger14
12-22-2007, 11:44 PM
you can make your own. this is probably not the best way to do it, but this is how I did it:

good link: http://www.jigsawknits.co.uk/illusioncreate.html

-run an image through microrevolt http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ then print that chart.
-get some graph paper, a pen, and a highlighter.
-chart by hand using the pen onto the graph paper by looking at your microrevolt chart and making Xs on the graph paper for all the purl bumps you want raised (see the jigsawknits link for clarification on this). all other stitches will be knit, and will lie flatter than the purl bumps. see the chart key on this one http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Guardian/documents/2005/01/07/alienscarf.pdf for further example of the knit and the purl.
-remember that every "slice" of your image will actually take up 4 rows in the chart. this can result in a very "tall" chart. mine came out to I think over 140 rows tall. most links recommend trying to keep your original chart as "short" as you can.
-I then highlighted every other row with the highlighter, so I could follow my chart a bit easier.

Oh, i knew i could make my own, tis not all that hard, but i'm extremely lazy... so, I wasj ust wondering. thanks for the links though, i might use them. :wink:

Knitting_Guy
12-23-2007, 11:37 AM
That looks fantastic! I really like illusion knitting. I found an illusion scarf pattern featuring Linux and Tux the penguin I've been wanting to try. It's on my to-do list.

Ya did great. :thumbsup:

jodstr2
12-23-2007, 02:37 PM
Oh, i knew i could make my own, tis not all that hard, but i'm extremely lazy... so, I wasj ust wondering. thanks for the links though, i might use them. :wink:

:) heh. I'm extremely lazy too, and the charting by hand was kind of a pain in the butt but I survived, somehow. :zombie:
good luck with yours! :hug:

treehugger14
12-23-2007, 03:22 PM
:) heh. I'm extremely lazy too, and the charting by hand was kind of a pain in the butt but I survived, somehow. :zombie:
good luck with yours! :hug:


Actually though, you don't really need to chart the whole thing out. you keep your chart the way it was, then, you knit the 2 rows for each color per row of the chart knitting and purling as need be. Then, the chart won't come out all long and silly looking.

dmknits
01-01-2008, 03:54 PM
I've never heard of this. How cool!