It’s another “Finished Object”- friday. Today I can mark off another technique on my knitting bucket list.
Pattern: Rabbit Illusion Baby Blanket by Steve Plummer
Needle size: 3.00 mm
Yarn: Wollmeise Lace, in “Maus jung” and purple, held double
Finished measurements: 60 x 98 cm
The technique is called illusion knitting. It is also known as “shadow knitting”. You use two colours. You knit two rows of color A, then two rows of color B, and repeats this throughout the body of the work. Only knit or purl stitches are used.
A knit stitch is flat, while a purl stitch is raised. Therefore, you can change which color (dark or light) stands out by changing from knit to purl. So the basic idea is to create a pattern in knit stitches in the colors one wants and purl stitches in the background color. When looking straight at the knitted piece, the stitches look approximately the same, but from an angle, only the raised purl stitches are visible.
The back side looks a bit different. But still interesting.
The illusion knitting is an interesting technique. Simple, but interesting enough to keep your attention. A perfect project for watching TV.
I hope the recipient likes it. The parents have real bunnies. And now one on a blanket. It is for their newborn baby girl, Mila.