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August 1, 2008

Illusion Knitting

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Alien Illusion Scarf

Alien Illusion Scarf

┬áThe pattern for this scarf is located in the book “Stitch ‘n Bitch” by Debbie Stoller. This is my first attempt at illusion knitting. It is neat how you can look one way and only see stripes, and from another direction you see the faces. I would like to make my own pattern next but it will be awhile before I finish this one. I am about 3/4 finished but I became bored with repeating the pattern over and over. Currently it is on hold while I get a few other projects out of the way. Hopefully I will return in time to finish it before it gets cool out. This is also one of my first knitting projects. I started this about a year ago.

You need a fairly tight knit and yarn that is not fuzzy or chunky for the illusion to work properly. Here I use worsted weight yarn. It is not great yarn and I wish I had invested in something a little softer for the time and effort involved in this scarf. For those of you who have been knitting longer, it will probably go together much faster.