NOTE: When first published there was an error at Row 32 of the pattern, this post has been edited and reflects the correct pattern. *A Chart is also available, if you would prefer. Please contact us here to have one -e-mailed to you for free.
Wednesday's posts are usually devoted to new goings on in the studio or the shop. We will save that for Friday this week I think.
I was asked recently if I know how to create and write a pattern? In other words, Do I really know what I am doing? Well, yes, yes, I do.
Although I wrote this pattern a couple of years ago, it may still be knit with the same results. Featured on The Leaky Cauldron , Harry Potter Crafts, (gallery photo, site is currently under going changes and Tutorial / Instruction are unavailable), it is an easy pattern to follow.
The finished product creates an illusion. When viewed straight on the piece appears to be striped, when viewed at an angle a picture appears.
Illusion knitting is easier than it looks.
Pattern Instructions are below:
I used Caron
Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight (4) in Dark Country Blue and Heather Grey
for the colors, like the movie. I changed it to banner or wall hanging.
It is about 18-1/2" long from end to end fringe adds about 3" to 6" to
over all length (depending on fringe length).
A few notes about the pattern:
The instructions below are for the WRONG SIDE of the pattern only. The RIGHT SIDE is KNIT every row! Just knit nothing else. I did say KNIT the RIGHT SIDE, right?
Ravenclaw Illusion (Shadow) Banner
Approx: 18-1/2" (23-1/2" with fringe)
Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic in Dark Country Blue [MC] and Grey
Heather [CC] (no dye lot), 1 skein each (about 315 yards). You may
choose any worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice.
Needles: Size 6 (US) straight
Gauge: is about 22 sts and 36 rows = 4", or about 6-1/2 (7) sts. per inch.
Two rows of each color are worked and then changed for the next two
rows so on and so forth, continue in this manner for the entire project.
Carry the colors loosely up the side at each color change, no one will
ever notice. Instructions are written for the wrong side only, KNIT every right side (odd numbered) row.
takes four rows of knitting to complete one row of pattern, the first
row is establishing the illusion [CC] the next rows follow the illusion
in reverse [MC] making the stitches "pop" out from the material.
first and last 2 stitches of pattern are a selvage edge to help the
piece lay flat and not roll. Light blocking will help if your banner
rolls too much.
The design (illusion) is a total of 150 rows,
counting the beginning border and end Bind Off rows. The photo is a mirror image, your bird will face
the opposite direction when completed. (New Photos have been provided).
K = Knit
P = Purl
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrast Color
sts. = stitches
CO 35 sts. in MC
Row 1 KNIT
Row 2 PURL
Change to CC
Row 3 Knit
Row 4 Purl
Change to MC
Rows 5 and 6 repeat rows 1 and 2 one time. (Border is complete)
Row 7 - Change to CC, Knit to end (right side row)
(Begin Pattern, this row is the toe)
Row 8 - k2, p10, k1, p to last two sts. k2
Change to MC Knit to end
Row 10 - K12, p1, k to end.
Continue in this fashion, changing from MC to CC every two rows for the rest of the rows
Row 12 - k2, p10, k1, p2, k1, p to last two sts. k2
Row 14 - k12, p1, k2, p1, k to end
Row 16 - k2, p10, k4, p to last two sts., k2
Row18 - k12, p4, k to end
Row 20 - k2, p11, k2, p to last two sts., k2
Row 22 - k13, p2, k to end
Row 24 - k2, p12, k1, p5, k1, p to last two sts., k2
Pow 26 - K14, p1, k5, p1, k to end
Row 28 - k2, p11, k2, p4, k4, p to last two sts., k2
Row 30 - k13, p2, k4, p4, k to end.
Row 32 - K 2, p11, k3, p2, k7, p to last 2 sts., k2
Row 33 - Right Side - Knit across to end. (just making sure you're still knitting every right side row)
Row 34 - k13, p3, k2, p7, k to end
Row 36 - K2, p11, k13, p to last 2 sts, k2
Row 38 - K13, p13, k to end
Row 40 - k2, p11, k14, p to last two sts, k2
Row 42 - k13, p14, k to end.
Row 44 - k2, p10, k12, p2, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 46 - k12, p12, k2, p1, k to end.
Row 48 - k2, p9, k10, p to last two sts, k2
Row 50 - k11, p10, k to end.
Row 52 - k2, p8, k10, p to last two sts, k2
Row 54 - k10, p10, k to end.
Row 56 - k2, p8, k9, p to last two sts, k2
Row 58 - k10, p9, k to end
Row 60 - k2, p7, k10, p to last two sts, k2
Row 62 - k9, p10, k to end.
Row 64 - k2, p7, k10, p to last two sts, k2
Row 66 - k9, p10, k to end
Row 68 - k2, p7, k11, p to last two sts, k2
Row 70 - k9, p11, k to end
Row 72 - k2, p7, k11, p to last two sts, k2
Row 74 - k9, p11, k to end.
Row 76 - k2, p5, k1, p2, k12, p to last two sts, k2
Row 78 - k7,p1, k2, p12, k to end
Row 80 - k2, p5, k7, p1,k7, p to last two sts, k2
Row 82 - k7, p7, k1, p7, k to end
Row 84 - k2, p5, k7, p1, k8, p to last two sts, k2
Row 86 - k7, p7, k1, p8, k to end
Row 88 - k2, p6, k5, p2, k8, p to last two sts, k2
Row 90 - k8, p5, k2, p8, k to end
Row 92 - k2, p7, k3, p3, k9, p to last two sts, k2
Row 94 - k9, p3, k3, p9, k to end
Row 96 - k2, p13, k8, p to last two sts, k2
Row 98 - k15, p8, k to end
Row 100 - k2, p12, k10, p to last two sts, k2
Row 102 - k14, p10, k to end
Row 104 - k2, p12, k9, p to last two sts, k2
Row 106 - k14, p9, k to end
Row 108 - k2, p11, k11, p to last two sts, k2
Row 1110 - k13, p11, k to end
Row 112 - k2, p12, k8, p1, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 114 - k14, p8, k1, p1, k to end
Row 116 - k2, p13, k8, p to last two sts, k2
Row 118 - k15, p8, k to end.
Row 120 - k2, p14, k7, p to last two sts, k2
Row 122 - k16, p7, k to end
Row 124 - k2, p14, k5, p1, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 126 - k16, p5, k1, p1, k to end
Row 128 - k2, p15, k5, p to last two sts, k2
Row 130 - k17, p5, k to end
Row 132 - k2, p15, k3, p1, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 134 - k17, p3, k1, p1, k to end
Row 136 - k2, p15, k1, p1, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 138 - k17, p1, k1, p1, k to end
Row 140 - k2, p14, k1, p to last two sts, k2
Row 142 - k16, p1, k to end
This last row completes the Raven Illusion (Shadow).
Row 143 in CC knit across to end
Row 144 Purl across to end
Row 145 - in MC Knit across to end
Row 146 - Purl across to end
Row 147 in CC knit across to end
Row 148 Purl Across to end
Row 149 in MC Knit across to end
Row 150 - BO (Knit or Purl)
14 12" inch pieces of MC and 13 12" pieces CC divide into our groups of
three, using two strands of MC and 1 strand of CC for middle fringe
piece. Find the center bottom of your banner and attach the blue/grey
fringe there, alternate the other eight sections and space them equally
along the bottom of the banner.
Hang it on your wall, your all done!
NOTE 2: If desired you may continue in Stockinette Stitch, working the stripe pattern until it is the desired length, you may then follow the instructions from row 136 through row 1 (knit it upside down) and have the image on the opposite side creating a scarf. You may also continue in the stripe pattern until the piece is 18" shorter than you would like. Work the Illusion piece and Kitchner stitch or join the pieces together. Whichever your preferred method the scarf will be stunning in the end.
A little validation or verification... This pattern was originally posted on my knitting blog "Arachknits" (the blog is no longer in use, but the link and pattern are still there.
Crafty Witch Josée
First, let me say I'm sorry to post a comment on your
blog like this. I generally prefer to e-mail people, but as I couldn't
find any other means of contacting you, here I am, posting on your blog
I am writing to you because I'm a crafty witch for The Leaky
Cauldron, working in the Harry Potter Crafts section, which you can see
can see, we are posting tutorials and pictures for all sorts of Harry
Potter Crafts there, and I was wondering if you would allow us to post
the Ravenclaw illusion banner pictures and tutorial posted above. We
would also love to post the pictures for the knitted Hedwig (pattern
from Charmed Knits). We would identify the pictures and pattern as
coming from you . There is also a disclaimer in each of the tutorials,
as well as 2 long paragraphs on the front page of the crafts section
explaining visitors that they should use the patterns they see on the
website for their personal use and not to sell them, as the designers
are the only ones who own the copyrights and rights to those items.
There is also a copyright sign right by the author's name on the page of
a particular item. Last but not least, you will notice that the credits
at the bottom of each crafts mentions a source, so in your case, it
would say that your tutorial was taken with permission from Arachknits
and we would include a direct link to the place where the tutorial can
be found on your site.
The Leaky Cauldron easily gets between
70,000 and 1,000,000 hits per month. I believe letting us add your
patterns and pictures there would increase your visibility too. And of
course, it would enable thousands of crafters all around the world to
make wonderful crafts like yours!
Hoping to post your creations soon!
Leaky Cauldron Crafty Witch
We would appreciate it if you could reply to us (whether you're
interested or not) by e-mail at email@example.com, as we
crafty witches figure out our to-do list from the conversations in our
e-mail account. Also be sure to include a link to your charts in the
message, otherwise the other crafty witches may not know which pattern
you are referring to! Thanks!
**Please be aware this pattern is the property of and belongs to Alixandra Browning of The Alchemists Vessel (Arachknits Blog) and may no be reproduced for sale by any means whether knitting it yourself or printing and selling the pattern. That is not allowed.
If you would like assistance with creating your own Illusion / Shadow Pattern we can help Chart and Write it for you.
Thank you for stopping by and having a look. In hope that Knitting Fever has struck and you are off to seek out yarn and needles.
The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.
Chart - if you look closely you can see the eagle.
Reverse side, concerned your image isn't coming out correctly? Flip your knitting over and check.
When viewed from an angle the raised stitches "pop" creating the "illusion" of the eagle.