Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shadow Dancing

Back in the day, I was a big fan of the Bee Gees and Andy Gibb, and a host of other teen idols of the time. These days, I am a fan of knitting...but still, I like Shadow Dancing. :) I'm also a fan of shadow knitting (aka illusion knitting)!

Shadow knitting is a 3-dimensional technique, and if I turn the block this way,

you can totally see the pattern in the "shadows" of the knitting! Pretty cool, huh? I think so, too. It's so cool, as a matter of fact, that I have not only knit the letter A, but also B, C, D and a partial E!

Thank you to Franklin Habit, for re-introducing me to this technique, and encouraging me to try it again! (As though that blog post was for me, and me!) In two days, shadow knitting has gone from I-didn't-have-any-luck-with-that to I-am-obsessed-and-cannot-stop!, so I think I'll spend the rest of my weekend watching my needles dance in the shadows. ;o) 

Have you ever re-visited a technique that had previously kicked you in the knitting fanny? I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health! 

In case you're interested, here's a short video where you can see just how it's done...

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