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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Shadow Knitting with Franklin Habit
Color and texture meet and mingle with startling results in the subtle, intriguing fabrics created by shadow (also called “illusion”) knitting. Stripes, garter stitch, and stockinette combine to create patterns that appear or vanish depending upon the angle of view–perfect for hiding secret messages in your work. We will not only learn the technique (including simple chart reading), but will also investigate methods for designing shadow patterns, and play with creating our own charts for custom projects.
Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn (for example: Hikoo Simpliworsted, Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, or similar) in highly contrasting solid colorways. (Patterns will show up best in yarns with a round profile–look for yarns with 3 or more plies.)
Needles: 1 circular needle, 24 inches, in a size appropriate to give a comfortable, firm gauge (such as would be appropriate for a warm scarf or hat) in the yarns selected.
Notions: Scissors. Paper and pen or pencils (preferable) for making notes.