Alien Illusion Scarf

Alien Illusion Scarf from Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Cascade 220 [100% Peruvian highland wool],
color: red and black, 1 skein of each
US 7?
December 2005
This is a 'shadow knit' scarf which looks like simple stripes when viewed from straight on. However, when viewed from an angle, a pattern appears from the purl bumps (ooooooh, spooky).

This is the COOLEST scarf ever. I made it as a Christmas present for Nephew#3 and he really liked it.

It was kind of slow going, having to consult the chart on every other row, but it is soooo worth it. However, I highly recommend using a magnetic board to keep your place on this chart.

I will definitely be making more of these with different designs.

This is the scarf viewed from above (or straight on).

This the back of the scarf.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIL, I think it would be fun to have a picture of nephew #3 wearing the alien scarf. Also would you like a photo of the brown mitts?
Your MIL

2/07/2006 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first time knitting the scarf and I'm a little confused. It says to CO w/ MC, which I assume is the black, but then it says to start the first row w/ the CC. It just sounds a little wierd to not knit a couple of rows w/ the MC first. Maybe I'm just being a little overanalying! I'm using grey and black, so I would CO w/ black, then start the pattern w/ the grey???

11/20/2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have knit the alien illusion scarf. The first time was to the pattern as I read it. The first time was with wool yarn and the second time was with acrlyic yarns. The second scarf was brighter than the first. It was also longer (10 feet as opposed to 6 feet). The girl who got the scarf is over 6ft and the scarf (10ft) seemed to be just right on her and the aliens looked their best.

1/01/2010 3:15 PM