A most titillating installment, about shadow knitting, in Franklin Habit’s new blog, Fridays with Franklin!! I can’t wait for part 2!!
Adventure in the Shadows, Part One
With this issue, Franklin’s adventures begin in earnest. For an introduction to this ongoing project, click here.
Blame it on a childhood spent as the oddball and the outsider–I often find myself irresistibly drawn to knitting techniques that can’t get a seat with the cool kids.
Shadow knitting (sometimes called illusion knitting) is one such. I remember with perfect clarity the first time I saw it. I was a fledgling, making my maiden visit to a fiber festival. As I toddled through the vendor market with a clutch of far more experienced knitters, I came to a dead stop in front of a striped sweater with a geometric pattern that appeared out of nowhere, then disappeared. Then appeared. Then disappeared. Then–
You get the idea.
“How does it do that?” I asked.
The leader of our group winced. Her chief lieutenant came to my…
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