Sycamore Sunshine and Shadow by Karen Moffett

Sycamore Sunshine and Shadow

Karen Moffett's Ravelry Store
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June 2017
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
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600 - 630 yards (549 - 576 m)
One Size; Length adjustable
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Tami’s Tale:

Tami scurried leisurely from the mayapple where they had found the plump acorn that was now bulging out their left cheek and headed towards the patch of trout lilies they had been eyeing. The juicy, slightly tart leaves would be a pleasant treat before they headed back to their hollow midway up the trunk of the old sycamore that had been Tami’s home for their entire life. They savored the leaves slowly, and then rooted around at their bases, being rewarded with a few spring beauty bulbs to munch on as well. There were even enough bulbs to stuff a few away in their right cheek.

After hibernating during the long snowy winter, there had been quite a lot of spring thunderstorms and flooding. Tami’s parent didn’t like to let them go out in such bad conditions. Tami knew it was to keep them safe, but still it was nice to be able to get out, so they were enjoying the nicer weather today and weren’t in a huge hurry to get home. They spotted a brilliant green tiger beetle crawling across some shelf mushrooms on an old rotten log. Tami liked beetles, but they knew all too well that tiger beetles were yucky, so best just for watching, not eating. Tami contemplated taking some of the mushrooms, but they looked kind of old and dry.

Suddenly a familiar shriek split the air—a hawk! Tami’s feet were instantly flying as fast as they could, but they could never keep up with the beating of their heart…

The Design: If you’ve never done illusion/shadow knitting before, you’re in for a treat! It’s a deceptively simple technique that draws lots of “wows” ~ you don’t have to tell anyone how easy it is! The pattern of ridges and valleys in the fabric look like plain stripes when viewed directly, but when seen at an angle, the hidden pattern of a sycamore leaf from Tami’s home tree becomes visible!

~ This pattern is both written and charted. ~

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This pattern includes TWO bonus charts, one for a Maple Leaf (a nod to our neighbors to the north), and one for a Five-point Star (for patriotic, Christmas, and roller derby knitting to your heart’s content!) You’re getting THREE patterns for this great price!

Skill Level: Basic: uses only basic stitches

Stitches Used: k = knit, p = purl, sl wyif= slip purlwise with yarn in front

Notions: crochet hook for provisional cast on, two stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Recommended yarn weights: Sport, dk, worsted, aran

Final Measurements: 80” x 11” (204 x 28 cm)

A huge thanks to all of our test knitting dragons: alandralee, auntpat04, Inisfey, Gelbregen, and moldavitesofa! To see their beautiful creations, click the projects tab above!

At Sleepy Dragon Workshop, it is of utmost importance to us that you enjoy our patterns and treasure the projects you make from them. This pattern has been carefully test knitted for errors and to make sure it’s easy to follow. If you are in any way unhappy with the pattern or find an error, please contact us; we want to help you succeed!