Autumn Illusion

Autumn Illusion
Spa Cloth
© 2008 Lori L. Bell

Materials

Worsted weight cotton.
Solid colors work best.
Select two contrasting colors.

Size 6 needles

Illusion knitting is magically created with alternating rows of stockinette stitch and garter stitch. The pattern is then worked into the row using the opposite stitch. (i.e. the pattern is purled in a stockinette row and knitted into a garter stitch row.) Any small pattern will work. It’s fast, easy, and best of all will amaze your friends!





You will be alternating colors, working two rows of each color.
Decide which color will be your background and which will be your motif.
Background is Color A. Motif is Color B

With Color A, cast on 42 stitches.

Color A Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: Knit across

Color B Row 3: Knit across
Row 4: K 4, P 34, K 4

Color A Row 5: Knit across
Row 6: Knit across

Color B Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: K 4, P 14, K 6, P 14, K 4

Color A Row 9: Knit across
Row 10: K 18, P 6, K 18

Color B Row 11: Knit across
Row 12: K 4, P 12, K 10, P 12, K 4

Color A Row 13: Knit across
Row 14: K 16, P 10, K 16

Color B Row 15: Knit across
Row 16: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 17: Knit across
Row 18: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 19: Knit across
Row 20: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 21: Knit across
Row 22: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 23: Knit across
Row 24: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 25: Knit across
Row 26: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 27: Knit across
Row 28: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 29: Knit across
Row 30: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 31: Knit across
Row 32: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 33: Knit across
Row 34: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 35: Knit across
Row 36: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 37: Knit across
Row 38: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 39: Knit across
Row 40: K 4, P 6, K 22, P 6, K 4

Color A Row 41: Knit across
Row 42: K 10, P 22, K 10

Color B Row 43: Knit across
Row 44: K 4, P 6, K 22, P 6, K 4

Color A Row 45: Knit across
Row 46: K 10, P 22, K 10

Color B Row 47: Knit across
Row 48: K 4, P 8, K 18, P 8, K 4

Color A Row 49: Knit across
Row 50: K 12, P 18, K 12

Color B Row 51: Knit across
Row 52: K 4, P 10, K 14, P 10, K 4

Color A Row 53: Knit across
Row 54: K 14, P 14, K 14

Color B Row 55: Knit across
Row 56: K 4, P 16, K 2, P 16, K 4

Color A Row 57: Knit across
Row 58: K 20, P 2, K 20


Color B Row 59: Knit across
Row 60: K 4, P 16, K 2, P 16, K 4

Color A Row 61: Knit across
Row 62: K 20, P 2, K 20

Color B Row 63: Knit across
Row 64: K 4, P 17, K 4, P 13, K 4


Color A Row 65: Knit across
Row 66: K 21, P 4, K 17

Color B Row 67: Knit across
Row 68: K 4, P 34, K 4

Color A Row 69: Knit across
Row 70: Knit across

Bind off in Color A, weave in tails.


Enjoy!

2 comments:

nittineedles said...

Cute. I've never tried illusion knitting but you make it sound so easy I'm going to give it a try. I hope you don't mind if I turn your spa cloth into a baby bib.

Brett said...

Keep the Both Thumbs Up!
G-Towel