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« on: February 12, 2004 07:33:35 PM »

i love the pattern in stitch n bitch. but how do you come with something of your own? is there a trick, easy hopefully? or is it trial and error?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004 08:25:43 PM »

I am trying to figure out how to do that myself, and i think i am close, but i dont want to mislead so i will wait until i have it figured out completely( if i figure it out......) to post something!  

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004 08:53:08 PM »

I shouldn't think it'd be that hard. Just take a simple two colour design, put it on knitter's graph paper, and then blank out every other row.

Would that work?
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2004 11:21:32 PM »

Ziza has pretty much got it right. After i copyed out the graph in the book (so i could rule threw the lines as i had done them ) i pretty much knew how it works. pretty easy.

« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2004 07:24:28 AM »

I'm working on my own illusion pattern too. I'm really excited about it but not sure if it will work - right now I'm knitting one sequence with my acrylic yarn before I start with the Lamb's Pride I bought for my husband's birthday present...

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2004 05:53:27 PM »

I figured this out recently.  Here's a good site:


When I say you put the "pattern" there, I mean the part that's going to stick up.  Alright:

1) Draw out your pattern how you would normally on graph paper.  Use actual numbers of stitches you want and such.

2) On a new piece of paper, draw it but space it out by putting each patterend row 4 rows apart.  So basically, you do the first row of pattern, then leave three blank rows, then second row of pattern.

3) Now you have patterns on rows 1, 5, 9, 13, etc.  Between each of those patterend rows there is a middle row (rows 3. 7, 11, etc.).  Now put the negative space there in the pattern.  

Look at the pattern on the site, and in the SnB book for how this works.  It's really much simpler than it seems once you understand how it happens.  I made an illusion thing just this week, and I'm planning to make the alien scarf in SnB soon, it will be most excellent.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2004 06:16:24 PM »

I designed my own illusion scarf - it's for my Boston-Bruins-obsessed husband...

Here's the illusion:

It's now about 3 feet long, with stripes throughout - the illusion will appear at each end. I can't wait to finish it (it's taking forever).

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2004 06:49:14 PM »

Whoa... that's really helpful.  I'm inspired.  Now I just have to find out something to do with this soon-to-be-newfound skill...
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