Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Illusion knitting

Your encouragements to this post motivated me to take a better look at the slightly felted top. It still fits. Maybe I can knit edging on it and use it as a capelet?

I'm throwing in some dishcloth photos.

Spælt egg / fried egg

This one is done by playing with the varigation in the yarn. The yarn is two-colored and one color is knitted on front and purled on back and the other is purled on front and knitted in back. Super easy pattern but unique results. The pattern depends on how many stitches you cast on and of course I forgot how many I cast on. My best guess is 39 sts on 4.5 mm (size7) needles.

I stopped doing the Monthly Dishcloth KAL a while back but am back on the wagon. The mid-March cloth was based on illusion knitting technique, where you alternate knitting and purling with two colors to come up with a pattern which appears at a certain angle. Look.

straight on Illusion

I made that cloth with Knitpick's CotLin which is a super soft cotton (tanquis), linen blend. I want to make a top out of this yarn. It's really nice. Those two colors go very well together.


Rebecca said...

I want to try illusion knitting one of these days... I hope to make the illusion socks from Favorite Socks.

Patricia D. said...

I'm from Portugal, and I love the Cresent Dreams, that you made. It's to beautiful...
Can you give me the graphic to me? And wanna make them to my brothers son.... Please send to
If you want visit my blog
Hugs and kisses
Patricia D.