August 5, 2012

Free SmoothFox's Beginner Knit Illusion Heart Pattern



BEGINNER KNIT ILLUSION HEART PATTERN

FOR A SCARF OR SQUARE

Created by Donna Mason-Svara a.k.a. SmoothFox  ©2012  
Version 08/05/2012

Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” 4 Ply medium worsted yarn
Color A: BUTTERCUP (background color)
Color B:  LIMELIGHT (heart color)

NEEDLE Size: US 6 – 4.0 mm
Size:  9.5” Length x 7.5” Wide
Skill level:  Advanced beginner
Notions: 2 stitch markers, Yarn needle

Stitches Abbreviations
Knit – K
Purl – P
Place Marker – PM
Cast On - CO

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GENERAL INFOMATION:

UNDERSTANDING ILLUSION/SHADOW KNITTING
Illusion Knitting uses flat Knitting (Knits on the right side, Purls on the wrong side) and raised Knitting (Purls on the right side, Knits on the wrong side) to raise the colors you want. This way, when you look at your item straight on, you see stripes of the two colors in your project and when you look at your project from a different angle, you see the magic of Illusion Knitting.

To Illusion knit one row on a regular chart it takes 4 rows of Knitting.  For this pattern, the first two rows are in one color (the heart color OR the image you are wanting to stand out) and the second two rows are in the background color.  Starting on the right side, the first and every odd row number are Knit across all stitches.  On the wrong side (every even numbered row) you will Knit the stitches you want to raise, and Purl the stitches you want to lay flat. 

Here is the video for this project:

As my blog consists mostly of crochet people I have made parts of the video very simple so that crocheter’s can learn to knit.  Speed thru the parts you don’t need.


Here is the link if you need it instead of watching the video here: 


INSTUCTIONS:

Using your background color with a long tail cast on – CO 5 stitches, PM, CO 21 stitches, PM, CO 5 stitches.

Knit 1 row BACKGROUND COLOR (in this pattern the yellow is the background color)

This is the FILLER section;
Row 1: K31 HEART COLOR
Row 2: K5, P21, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 3: K31 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 4: K31 BACKGROUND COLOR
Repeat above rows 3 or 4 times





NOTE: THE PINK 5 SQUARES TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT OF THE ACTUAL HEART ON THE CHART ARE JUST THE BORDER STITCHES.  THE ACTUAL PATTERN IS FOR THE HEART BUT DOES INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BORDER.

Charts are normally read from the bottom up, right to left on all odd row numbers and from left to right on all even row numbers.  As this chart is the same when read from right to left or left to right you can read from right to left on all rows.  Start in the bottom right corner as line 1.

You can work strictly from the chart above, instead of reading the pattern below if you’d like and for each line of the chart do the following 4 rows:

Row 1: (heart color) knit one row plain
Row 2: (heart color) knit the border, purl the non-heart pattern, knit the heart pattern, purl the non-heart pattern, knit the border
Row 3: (background color) knit one row plain
Row 4: (background color) knit the border, knit the non-heart pattern, purl the heart pattern, knit the non-heart pattern, knit the border

If you are going to work strictly from the chart and are going to work a scarf, you must see the instructions at the end of the written instructions for the second half of the scarf as you must reverse some of the rows around.

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PATTERN START HERE:

LINE 1 OF CHART (bottom line of chart)
Row 1: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 2: K5, P10, K1, P10, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 3: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 4: K15, P1, K15 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 2 OF CHART
Row 5: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 6: K5, P9, K3, P9, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 7: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 8: K14, P3, K14 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 3 OF CHART
Row 9: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 10: K5, P8, K5, P8, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 11: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 12: K13, P5, K13 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 4 OF CHART
Row 13: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 14: K5, P7, K7, P7, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 15: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 16: K12, P7, K12 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 5 OF CHART
Row 17: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 18: K5, P6, K9, P6, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 19: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 20: K11, P9, K11 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 6 OF CHART
Row 21:  Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 22: K5, P5, K11, P5, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 23: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 24: K10, P11, K10 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 7 OF CHART
Row 25: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 26: K5, P4, K13, P4, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 27: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 28: K9, P13, K9 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 8 OF CHART
Row 29: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 30: K5, P3, K15, P3, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 31: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 32: K8, P15, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 9 OF CHART
Row 33: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 34: K5, P3, K7, P1, K7, P3, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 35: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 36: K8, P7, K1, P7, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 10 OF CHART
Row 37: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 38: K5, P3, K6, P3, K6, P3, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 39: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 40: K8, P6, K3, P6, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 11 OF CHART – TOP LINE OF CHART
Row 41: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 42: K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P4, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 43: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 44: K9, P4, K5, P4, K9 BACKGROUND COLOR

Work FILLER instuctions (SEE ABOVE AT TOP OF PATTERN) 3 or 4 times.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A SQUARE AND A SCARF:

FOR A SQUARE: – BIND OFF (SEE VIDEO).  CUT YARN, WEAVE ENDS.

FOR A SCARF:
Repeat rows 1 to 44 plus the number of filler rows between each heart as many times as you wish for one half of your scarf.  Once you have reached the half way point, begin working the pattern slightly differently.  Written instructions are below this explanation.

GENERAL INFORMATION AGAIN: 
This is just some information if you are interested in knowing what happens now.  If not, skip down to the instructions below.  You will reverse some of the the four knitted rows it takes to work one line of the chart. You would be working the very top line of the chart – LINE 11 – working from top to bottom but the instructions change now.

First - Row 43
Second - Row 44
Third - Row 41
Fourth - Row 42

Then you would go down a line of the chart and work
First – Row 39
Second – Row 40
Third – Row 37
Fourth – Row 38

Notice you are not working from the bottom of the written instructions backwards but that you are working the instructions within each line reversed.  Ie… 43, 44, 41, 42 instead of 44, 43, 42, 41

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECOND HALF OF A SCARF:

LINE 11 OF CHART – TOP LINE OF CHART
Row 43: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 44: K9, P4, K5, P4, K9 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 41: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 42: K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P4, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 10 OF CHART
Row 39: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 40: K8, P6, K3, P6, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 37: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 38: K5, P3, K6, P3, K6, P3, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 9 OF CHART
Row 35: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 36: K8, P7, K1, P7, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 33: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 34: K5, P3, K7, P1, K7, P3, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 8 OF CHART
Row 31: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 32: K8, P15, K8 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 29: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 30: K5, P3, K15, P3, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 7 OF CHART
Row 27: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 28: K9, P13, K9 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 25: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 26: K5, P4, K13, P4, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 6 OF CHART
Row 23: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 24: K10, P11, K10 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 21:  Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 22: K5, P5, K11, P5, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 5 OF CHART
Row 19: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 20: K11, P9, K11 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 17: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 18: K5, P6, K9, P6, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 4 OF CHART
Row 15: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 16: K12, P7, K12 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 13: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 14: K5, P7, K7, P7, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 3 OF CHART
Row 9: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 10: K5, P8, K5, P8, K5 HEART COLOR
Row 11: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 12: K13, P5, K13 BACKGROUND COLOR

LINE 2 OF CHART
Row 7: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 8: K14, P3, K14 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 5: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 6: K5, P9, K3, P9, K5 HEART COLOR

LINE 1 OF CHART (bottom line of chart)
Row 3: Knit BACKGROUND COLOR (RS)
Row 4: K15, P1, K15 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 1: Knit HEART COLOR (RS)
Row 2: K5, P10, K1, P10, K5 HEART COLOR

This is the FILLER section which is no longer like the top filler section;
Row 1: K31 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 2: K31 BACKGROUND COLOR
Row 3: K31 HEART COLOR
Row 4: K5, P21, K5 HEART COLOR

Repeat above filler section rows 3 or 4 times

BIND OFF (SEE VIDEO).  CUT YARN, WEAVE ENDS.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara a.k.a.  SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2012

This pattern has been tested.  Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions.  Do not plagiarize this pattern.  All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the Internet without my written permission.

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3 comments:

crocheted at home said...

They are very beautıful!
I am your newest member of your blog just now.

Maria Cida Floripa said...

Your work is wonderful. Thanks for share them with us. Peace and Love from Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Very clear instructions. Mellow nature of instructer helps the beginners. She's humble, and easy to understand.

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