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Old 12-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #21
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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!
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:04 PM   #22
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it looks really good. you're doing it right.
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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.
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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-file...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.
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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

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

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.
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I've never heard of this. How cool!
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