Skull Illusion Scarf - FINISHED with pics!

I’m so excited by this pattern. Illusion (or shadow) knitting might not be new to many of you, but I am so intrigued by it and pleased with how the scarf is coming along. I got the pattern from I am just halfway, now I have to reverse the pattern, which is proving to be more tricky than I expected (hence my writing here and updating my blog) next I will have to figure out how to block, something I have avoided thus far. Once done though, I know exactly who’s getting it for Christmas…

That is the coooooooolest!!! :cheering:

Oh, wow, that is so cool–I love it!!! :inlove:

very cool! reminicent of the alien scarf in the first stitch and bitch :slight_smile: I’m glad to see that there are cooler illusion pattersn coming out now… when I first tried it, all i could find were dumb hearts or card suits and stuff blech

Hildegard, I saw your earlier posts trying to find good patterns, I have found a few since starting this. Finding this was a complete accident, I was actually looking for a skull pattern for an ipod cover (I’m in process of felting one, but having some issues) and found this by accident. There is a snowflake pattern and a really cool penguin one that I want to try too.

oh awesome! can you post the links?



Penguin (actually the linux penguin, supercool):

Ooh, and a cute kitty here:




Those are great, Cathy–thanks! I now have a new Christmas-gift knitting project!

Okay, so first we have Jan’s winking moose, and now we have your winking puppy in a Santa hat?

:roflhard: :roflhard:

It is winking, isn’t it? :shock:

That is SO cool!!

Whoa! :shock: I :heart: that!! And the colors you chose are fantastic - i like the fact that it’s not straight black and white.

Darn… another pattern to add to the list of projects!! :slight_smile:


That’s awesome! I saw the Knitty Gritty episode with the illusion knitting stuff. Looks like a lot of fun :slight_smile:

thank you thank you!!! My brother the genius computer nerd will :heart:L:heart:O:heart:V:heart:E:heart: the linux version! I am going to start it today for christmas!!! YAY!!!

You’re welcome Hildegard. I can’t wait to see how the linux one will turn out. You will post pictures won’t you?

Yes… but we know my track record with FOs… :rollseyes: The ones I do finish are always for someone else who needs it RIGHT NOW and I can never find the camera in time to take a picture :doh:

You know, i commented earlier on how much i like the colors that you used and forgot to ask what yarn it is!! :doh:

Silly hedgehog!

Ok, so i keep coming back to this post because it’s really inpspiring me. I think i’m going to have to make one of these and a Tychus for a FABULOUS friend of mine!

Thanks for posting this!


Firstly, thanks for the compliment, I’m glad that I did a post that has been inspiring for someone.

Secondly, I don’t remember the yarn’s full name offhand (you can check my blog link on the first post, I know I put it on there) but the color I remember was granite and it’s a baby alpaca (soooo soft) from It was originally a pair of gauntlets, but the color just didn’t work for them (I looked like I’d worn them for too many years, so I need something brighter). Anyway, after frogging, :crying: here is my new inspiration with a beautiful yarn. The black yarn is not so exciting…


wooooooooooooooooooooow… COOL!