Shadow Goldfish Top by Debra M. Lee

Shadow Goldfish Top

June 2004
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in following chart on 3.75 mm needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1094 - 1504 yards (1000 - 1375 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50) inches
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Debra Lee designs shadow goldfishes swimming on a background of tropical blue water worked from side-to-side. Shadow knitting creates an image that appears and disappears from different angles (much like a hologram) on a fabric of knit and purl stitches. Only bands of vertical stripes are seen from a frontal view. But from various angles and light, goldfishes magically appear and disappear.

Four contrast colors are called for. This is also known as illusion knitting, where the images are created with alternating knit and purl ridge sections.

The download version incorporates the errata from the June 2004 Knit ‘n Style version.