Monday, February 05, 2007

Back to Business: Knitting & Harry Potter

So, onto more knits. Firstly, I just love illusion knitting. It is worked by knitting (and purling to a chart) 2 rows of colour "A" followed by 2 rows of colour "B" & cont'd in this fashion until you get the size garment that you want. It's kind of like intarsia without the colour changing; all you're doing is knits & purls.
The pattern is achieved by the way the knits & purls are viewed at certain angles. When you look at the garment straight on you only see stripes, but once the angle of view is changed "viola". Isn't this cool?
This particular skull & cross-bones pattern is from a friend's own design. However, there is an alien illusion scarf pattern in the "Stitch 'n' Bitch" book by Debbie Stoller. Also, there's a free "Ravenclaw illusion scarf pattern" on The Leaky Cauldron site for all you Harry Potter fans.

Speaking of which, they announced the title of the last book Jan.1st. It is going to be called: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". A few days ago, J.K. Rowlings announced that the book would be available July 21, 2007. This will come only 8 days after the 5th movie "HP & The Order of the Phoenix" will be out in theatres. I declare July "Harry Potter Month", lol.

Anyway, that's it for now. Peace out, Boop

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