Baby Tux Illusion Blanket by Steve Plummer

Baby Tux Illusion Blanket

This pattern is available for £5.00 GBP
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In 1996 Tux was created, for Linux, by Larry Ewing. In 2003 Nicolas Rougier created a Baby Tux. Now, in 2011, we have Illusion Baby Tux, based on Rougier’s drawing.

Baby Tux is an illusion that is viewed from the bottom so that it can be used on a baby blanket. The finished blanket is approximately 80 cm x 100 cm (32” x 40”) when knitted in DK yarn. You can use any yarn you want though this may change the overall size of the blanket.

Amount of yarn (if using DK)

  • Approximately 600 metres (660 yards) dark
  • Approximately 500 metres (550 yards) light

Illusion knitting (which is sometimes called shadow knitting) is very easy to do. You knit two rows in one yarn then two rows in the other yarn, just like knitting normal stripes.

When you look straight at the knitting you see stripes; when you look from an angle you see the picture.

The photos include:

  • The illusion from an angle
  • Nicolas Rougier’s drawing
  • The front of the blanket looking directly on to it
  • The back of the blanket looking directly on to it


The pattern includes several different versions of the chart including one intended for mobile devices.