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schrodinger
11-29-2005, 11:14 PM
I'm so excited by this pattern. Illusion (or shadow) knitting might not be new to many of you, but I am so intrigued by it and pleased with how the scarf is coming along. I got the pattern from http://www.ysolda.me.uk/wordpress/index.php/patterns/skull-illusion-knit-scarf/ I am just halfway, now I have to reverse the pattern, which is proving to be more tricky than I expected (hence my writing here and updating my blog) next I will have to figure out how to block, something I have avoided thus far. Once done though, I know exactly who's getting it for Christmas...

http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2005/11/skull-illusion-scarf.html

Ingrid
11-29-2005, 11:16 PM
That is the coooooooolest!!! :cheering:

Angelia
11-29-2005, 11:24 PM
Oh, wow, that is so cool--I love it!!! :inlove:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-29-2005, 11:26 PM
very cool! reminicent of the alien scarf in the first stitch and bitch :-) I'm glad to see that there are cooler illusion pattersn coming out now... when I first tried it, all i could find were dumb hearts or card suits and stuff *blech*

schrodinger
11-29-2005, 11:30 PM
Hildegard, I saw your earlier posts trying to find good patterns, I have found a few since starting this. Finding this was a complete accident, I was actually looking for a skull pattern for an ipod cover (I'm in process of felting one, but having some issues) and found this by accident. There is a snowflake pattern and a really cool penguin one that I want to try too.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-29-2005, 11:47 PM
oh awesome! can you post the links?

schrodinger
11-30-2005, 12:00 AM
Sure:

Snowflake: http://www.lilocstudio.com/snowflake_illusion/

Penguin (actually the linux penguin, supercool): http://dabne.net/carolina/geekknit/linuxscarf-en.htm

Ooh, and a cute kitty here: http://chickybabe.org/driveby/patterns/chart.html

Enjoy!

Cathy

KellyK
11-30-2005, 12:11 AM
8-)

Angelia
11-30-2005, 12:12 AM
Sure:

Snowflake: http://www.lilocstudio.com/snowflake_illusion/

Penguin (actually the linux penguin, supercool): http://dabne.net/carolina/geekknit/linuxscarf-en.htm

Ooh, and a cute kitty here: http://chickybabe.org/driveby/patterns/chart.html

Enjoy!

Cathy

Those are great, Cathy--thanks! I now have a new Christmas-gift knitting project!

Angelia
11-30-2005, 12:14 AM
8-)

Okay, so first we have Jan's winking moose, and now we have your winking puppy in a Santa hat?

:roflhard: :roflhard:

It is winking, isn't it? :shock:

Julie
11-30-2005, 12:21 AM
That is SO cool!!

hedgehog
11-30-2005, 09:23 AM
Whoa! :shock: I :heart: that!! And the colors you chose are fantastic - i like the fact that it's not straight black and white.

Darn.... another pattern to add to the list of projects!! :)

-hh

kemp
11-30-2005, 12:23 PM
That's awesome! I saw the Knitty Gritty episode with the illusion knitting stuff. Looks like a lot of fun :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-30-2005, 12:29 PM
thank you thank you!!! My brother the genius computer nerd will :heart:L:heart:O:heart:V:heart:E:heart: the linux version! I am going to start it today for christmas!!! YAY!!!!!

schrodinger
11-30-2005, 12:38 PM
You're welcome Hildegard. I can't wait to see how the linux one will turn out. You will post pictures won't you?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-30-2005, 12:56 PM
Yes... but we know my track record with FOs... :rollseyes: The ones I *do* finish are always for someone else who needs it RIGHT NOW and I can never find the camera in time to take a picture :doh:

hedgehog
11-30-2005, 04:10 PM
You know, i commented earlier on how much i like the colors that you used and forgot to ask what yarn it is!! :doh:

Silly hedgehog!
-hh

hedgehog
11-30-2005, 05:52 PM
Ok, so i keep coming back to this post because it's really inpspiring me. I think i'm going to have to make one of these and a Tychus (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTtychus.html) for a FABULOUS friend of mine!

Thanks for posting this!
-hh

schrodinger
11-30-2005, 06:11 PM
Hedgehog,

Firstly, thanks for the compliment, I'm glad that I did a post that has been inspiring for someone.

Secondly, I don't remember the yarn's full name offhand (you can check my blog link on the first post, I know I put it on there) but the color I remember was granite and it's a baby alpaca (soooo soft) from knitty.com. It was originally a pair of gauntlets, but the color just didn't work for them (I looked like I'd worn them for too many years, so I need something brighter). Anyway, after frogging, :crying: here is my new inspiration with a beautiful yarn. The black yarn is not so exciting...

Cathy

liznwillow
11-30-2005, 06:40 PM
wooooooooooooooooooooow... COOL!

tiffanyknits
12-01-2005, 01:05 AM
OMG! That is the COOLEST thing I have ever seen! I've NEVER seen this "illusion" knitting before. Wicked!

Bookmarking those patterns so I can add that to my "things to knit" journal. Damn, that's gonna be the next thing I do as soon as I finish my sweater.

So cool! :thumbsup: :cheering: :inlove: :XX:

kome
12-05-2005, 09:41 PM
But but but... how do you keep both sides looking the same??? You use intarsia? How does this work??? *is confused*

rebecca
12-05-2005, 11:19 PM
Scarf is AWESOME (to take a word from the 80's ;) )...LOVE IT :cheering: :cheering:

schrodinger
12-05-2005, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the cheers everyone. The scarf is finished and blocked now but I've yet to take the pics and upload for you all to see.

Kome, the scarf is not the same on both sides, unfortunately. Instead it's a different stripey (like garter stitch) pattern on the back, hope that explains it.

Cathy

schrodinger
12-06-2005, 01:28 AM
I've finished the scarf, YAY! I'm glad that the blocking worked out okay, now It's properly flat. Pics are below, more info (and picture of the back of the scarf) is in my blog (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2005/12/illusion-scarf-complete.html).

kimmie
12-06-2005, 08:44 AM
[quote="hedgehog"]Ok, so i keep coming back to this post because it's really inpspiring me. I think i'm going to have to make one of these and a Tychus (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTtychus.html) for a FABULOUS friend of mine!

What a cool idea - because the Tychus is stripey too! They'd make a great set.

kimmie

hedgehog
12-06-2005, 10:09 AM
That is sooooo cool... I love it, love it!! :inlove: :heart: :inlove:

It, and the Tychus are on my list!

You did a beautiful job!

-hh

dustinac
12-06-2005, 10:26 AM
:cheering: that is so neat!! Great job!! :thumbsup:

feministmama
12-06-2005, 12:33 PM
But but but... how do you keep both sides looking the same??? You use intarsia? How does this work??? *is confused*

Check out this website. They tell ya aaaaaaall about it here.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_32904,00.html

There's also some cool books to check out of the library

rebecca
12-06-2005, 07:02 PM
LOOKS GREAT :happydance: :happydance: !!! And inspires me to give it a try in the future (too many projects on the plate at present ;) )

knitncook
12-07-2005, 05:48 PM
AAAIIIIGGGGHHHHH!!!! My dh is a lunix nut! We have Tux all over this house. I have GOT to make that!!! I've never done illusion knitting, but it doesn't look that hard, just gotta get into a pattern I suppose. It is just so adorable!!! Thank you for posting it!!!