It is almost Halloween. Here are some books to treat yourself too, as well as how to illusion knit:
Genevieve Miller has a passion for vampires and knitting. She has put together 28 knitting projects you can sink your teeth into. "Vampire Knits" is nicely photographed and the pages have an aged and “old world” look about them.
Besides kniting patterns the book is full of Vampire trivia, from “tid-bites” to suggestions for removing blood from clothes. There is “A modern girl’s guide to Vampires” that tells you how to identify a vampire, as well as things to have on hand to ward one off.
Fiona McDonald has written, "Gothic Knits". You will be introduced into the world of the Goth doll, no poseurs here. Each of the nine knitted dolls are unique in personality and style. This is a perfect collection of dolls for people who found her "Knitted Fairies" too tame.
Welcome to the dark side. Zombies are everywhere these days. Knit some of your own Zombies inspired by the silver screen. "Knit Your Own Zombie" is another book by Fiona Goble. A soft-covered book of eight interchangeable zombies for you to knit. There are over 1,000 combinations to rip 'n reassemble for horrifying results.
What is 'Illusion Knitting'? When viewed straight on you don't see the hidden design. Viewed on an angle, the design in the knit appears, similar to viewing a hologram. This is the result of using two contrasting colors of yarn, knitted in a two row striped pattern. The purl stitches (raised) block out the knit stitches (flat) and obscure the pattern.
The designs can be incorporated into scarves or to be used on sweaters. Patterns can be words, silhouettes, or geometric shapes. You will learn how to knit an illusion pattern as well as design a pattern of your own here.