Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Shadow "Knitter" Scarf

Finally finished the Shadow "Knitter" Scarf. Mine is the green one, the other one was made by a friend to test the pattern and has been done for many months. This is an original pattern to be used as a teaching tool to teach the concept of shadow or illusion knitting and reading graphs. Shadow knitting is really easy to do. Two rows are worked with alternating colors. The first row is alway knit and the second is knit or purled depending on which part of the design the stitches are making. To make a particular color stand out the stitches are knit on the wrong side (garter stitch) and are purled when the color recedes. Using graphs makes it much easier to follow the directions. Vivian Hoxbro's book Shadow Knitting is an excellent resource.



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