View Full Version : Shadow/Illusion Knitting

01-11-2005, 10:08 PM
I have been working on shadow knitting, where you knit with 2 different colors and create what looks like stripes, but reveals a hidden pattern when you look at the fabric a certain way. I've got the technique down, and now I'm looking for directions on how to design my own shadow patterns. I can tell there's a method to the patterns I've tried, but my design attempts have come out very very wrong.

01-11-2005, 11:58 PM
very cool. i've been wanting to try some of this too, but alas, my project list is...
to say the least.

sorry i can't be very helpful. you could try posting at the craftser site? seems like something that would come up over there.

01-12-2005, 12:12 AM
yes I might have to try that... i noticed that lots of people have looked at this post, but only one replied! I may just have to do the try-it-then-frog-it method. :roll:

01-12-2005, 12:28 AM
Here's (http://www.jigsawknits.co.uk/illusioncreate.html) instructions on designing your own illusion/shadow garment. And here's (http://countrygirlzine.us/knitting/archives/000607.php) a collection of pattern links using this method.

Have fun! I hope we get to see what you design!

01-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Oh I get it now. I was thinking that you wanted to knit a stereogram. I can't do them, but here's an example:


Man, I didn't even have a stressful day :!:

01-12-2005, 02:55 AM
I did the heart pattern scarf in the list and it looks great! vivien Hoxbro's book Shadow Knitting is terrific!

01-12-2005, 08:09 PM
thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you

thank you