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    Differences between illusion and shadow knitting

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    Where to start

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    Basics for beginners

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    Knitted patchwork

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    Additions to the patchwork

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    How to read charts

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    Creating the illusion chart

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Basics I received a lot of questions from beginners. So let’s discuss what you should know to knit the illusory image.

• Cast-on row

• Knit stitch

• Purl stitch

Cast-on row

Take a yarn in your left hand and form the loop around the thumb so that it is free to go between it and forefinger. On the thumb-side you need to leave the yarn length according to the number of stitches which you want to do. Needle is passed through the loop on the bottom of the thumb, and then it is passed from left to right, under that part of the yarn that is between the thumb and forefinger.

Then again pass it back through the loop on the thumb. Release the loop from the left hand and pull it to the needle. For the following stitches the yarn is taken so that its end is outside the thumb.

 

Typically, cast on row is knit with two needles. Before knitting the second row one needle is removed. As a result you have stitches through which the needle passes easily.

 

Knit stitch

 

Take the needle with cast-on row in the left hand so that the working yarn lies behind the left needle on the forefinger. Passing the yarn round the forefinger, pass it between your index and middle fingers into the palm and hold it with three or two fingers. The first stitch is always transferred to the right needle without knitting (see selvage stitches)

 

The second and remaining knit stitches are knitted as follows:

 

Inject end of the right needle from the lower right side into the stitch on the left one, then take the yarn from the left forefinger and pull the loop. As a result, there will be a new stitch on the right needle. Then remove the left extreme knitted stitch from the left needle.

 

Purl stitch

 

Oh, how I did not like knitting patterns, in which there were many purl stitches.. Knitting speed on the purl stitches decreased along with the mood. And one day I got lucky. I found another, easier way to knit the purl stitches.

 

The yarn is placed in front of the left needle. Inject end of the right needle into the stitch on the left needle, take the yarn in front of the needle and pull the loop. As a result, there will be a purl stitch on the right needle. Then remove the left extreme knitted stitch from the left needle.