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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech Illusion Cloth

I have been learning how to do Illusion knitting and I decided to design a cloth to commemorate this senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the 33 murdered victims.

Here is the pattern:

Copyright 2007 by

Cora Levesque http://craftygal1965.blogspot.com/2007/04/virginia-tech-illusion-cloth.html
Reproducing or transmitting this pattern by any means for any purpose other than for personal use constitutes a violation of copyright law. Please link back to my site for the pattern.

Based on a cross stitch/plastic canvas pattern fro m Cherie at www.craftdesigns4you.com/free.htm .

Virginia Tech Commemorative Illusion Cloth


· 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (2 colors)
o Pumpkin-Illusion Color (IC)
o Burgundy-Background Color (BC)
· US 6/4 mm Knitting needles
Note: For your Border Stitch (BS) use seed stitch or garter stitch.

Cast on 41 Stitches
Row 1: BS
Row 2: BS
Row 3: BS
Row 4: BS

Row 1: KA-IC
Row 2: BS3, P9, K3, P11, K3, P9, BS3-IC
Row 3: KA-BC
Row 4: BS3, K9, P3, K11, P3, K9, BS3-BC

Row 5: KA-IC
Row 6: BS3, P10, K3, P9, K3, P10, BS3-IC
Row 7: KA-BC
Row 8: BS3, K10, P3, K9, P3, K10, BS3-BC

Row 9: KA-IC
Row 10: BS3, P11, K3, P7, K3, P11, BS3-IC
Row 11: KA-BC
Row 12: BS3, K11, P3, K7, P3, K11, BS3-BC

Row 13: KA-IC
Row 14: BS3, P12, K3, P5, K3, P12, BS3-IC
Row 15: KA-BC
Row 16: BS3, K12, P3, K5, P3, K12, BS3-BC

Row 17: KA-IC
Row 18: BS3, P13, K3, P3, K3, P13, BS3-IC
Row 19: KA-BC
Row 20: BS3, K13, P3, K3, P3, K13, BS3-BC

Row 21: KA-IC
Row 22: BS3, P14, K3, P1, K3, P14, BS3-IC
Row 23: KA-BC
Row 24: BS3, K14, P3, K1, P3, K14, BS3-BC

Row 25: KA-IC
Row 26: BS3, P14, K7, P14, BS3-IC
Row 27: KA-BC
Row 28: BS3, K14, P7, K14, BS3-BC

Row 29: KA-IC
Row 30: BS3, P13, K4, P1, K4, P13, BS3-IC
Row 31: KA-BC
Row 32: BS3, K13, P4, K1, P4, K13, BS3-BC

Row 33: KA-IC
Row 34: BS3, P12, K4, P3, K4, P12, BS3-IC
Row 35: KA-IC
Row 36: BS3, K12, P4, K3, P4, K12, BS3-BC

Row 37: KA-BC
Row 38: BS3, P11, K4, P5, K4, P11, BS3-IC
Row 39: KA-BC
Row 40: BS3, K11, P4, K5, P4, K11, BS3-BC

Row 41: KA-IC
Row 42: BS3, P10, K3, P9, K3, P10, BS3-IC
Row 43: KA-BC
Row 44: BS3, K10, P3, K9, P3, K10, BS3-BC

Row 45: KA-IC
Row 46: BS3, P9, K3, P11, K3, P9, BS3-IC
Row 47: KA-BC
Row 48: BS3, K9, P3, K11, P3, K9, BS3-BC

Row 49: KA-IC
Row 50: BS3, P9, K3, P11, K3, P9, BS3-IC
Row 51: KA-BC
Row 52: BS3, K9, P3, K11, P3, K9, BS3-BC

Row 53: KA-IC
Row 54: BS3, P9, K3, P11, K3, P9, BS3-IC
Row 55: KA-BC
Row 56: BS3, K9, P3, K11, P3, K9, BS3-BC

Row 57: KA-IC
Row 58: BS3, P9, K3, P11, K3, P9, BS3-IC
Row 59: KA-BC
Row 60: BS3, K9, P3, K11, P3, K9, BS3-BC

Row 61: KA-IC
Row 62: BS3, P10, K3, P4, K1, P4, K3, P10, BS3-IC
Row 63: KA-BC
Row 64: BS3, K10, P3, K4, P1, K4, P3, K10, BS3-BC

Row 65: KA-IC
Row 66: BS3, P11, K3, P2, K3, P2, K3, P11, BS3-IC
Row 67: KA-BC
Row 68: BS3, K11, P3, K2, P3, K2, P3, K11, BS3-BC

Row 69: KA-IC
Row 70: BS3, P12, K11, P12, BS3-IC
Row 71: KA-BC
Row 72: BS3, K12, P11, K11, BS3-BC2

Row 73: KA-IC
Row 74: BS3, P13, K3, P3, K3, P13, BS3-IC
Row 75: BS
Row 76: BS
Row 77: BS
Row 78: BS
BO all stitches

I hope that we can take some comfort in this pattern as we pray and share the grief of the families and friends of the murdered.


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  1. thanks for you comment on my blog - no I'm not going to post a pattern for the voodoo doll, it is basically five tubes and a ball sewn together. there is one on the anti-craft though - google it.

  2. Thank you so much for this pattern. I'm going to knit it for my stepSIL, who went to VA Tech, and who organized fundraisers for VA Tech after the tragedy. He will love this.


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