Shadow knitting or Illusion knitting is a simple technique that combines knit and purl stitches to create ridges that allow shapes to appear and disappear as the viewer's angles change.
"Shadow Play" is a simple pattern that will introduce you to the technique.
This hat is made in 3 wedges, each of which uses a simple shadow-knitting technique to create the illusion of 6 wedges.
A cute pom-pom at the top finishes off the look!
Child's hat: 5 stitches per inch. Adult hats: 4.5 stitches per inch.
250 yards of Worsted weight
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