Illusion Knitting – Practice Circle

I recently became fascinated with this knitting technique called “illusion knitting”.  Basically you use 2 colors, one background and one foreground color.  You then use alternating rows of colors and knit and purl stitches to create an image.  Depending on whether you knit or you purl, one color is more visible than the other on the right side of the work, and viola, you have an image.

I used this practice pattern to try it out:

Here’s how mine came out:

Illusion Knit Circle

Illusion Knit Circle

Pretty cool, huh?  If you look at it straight on, you can’t see the circle as well, but from an angle you can see it very clearly.  I would like to try out one of the more complicated patterns from this designer, but will time permit?


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