Shadow Play by Cynthia Spencer

Shadow Play

September 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
child, small/medium, large/extra large
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This cute little hat is made using shadow knitting. You can see sections of the hat fade in and out as the wearer moves around. The pattern gives row-by-row instructions for all sizes.

The effect is best with two yarns that have high contrast.

Skills taught in this pattern:

  • How to do shadow knitting.
  • How to do a 3-needle bind-off (photo instructions).

Really Clear Skill Rating:
Level 2: You’re becoming fairly independent with knitting. You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and perhaps a few basic stitch patterns. You might need an explanation for a technique here and there rather than having the entire pattern being step-by-step.

4-page pattern