Black & White Valentine Heart Illusion Knitting by Louise Williams

Black & White Valentine Heart Illusion Knitting

February 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Heart Illusion Knitting Square

Can be used as a scarf, cushion, blanket, scarf, dolls blanket… anything you want to use it for, it is approx 15cm square.

A bit about Illusion knitting

Illusion knitting or Shadow knitting is very simple but effective method using basic knit stitches.

The illusion is created by combining Knit with Purl stitches in order to create a raised textured surface through positive and negative spaces. This means that you use Knit stitches to create the parts you want to be seen and Purl stitches to emphasize the Knit ridge.

The pattern when viewed straight looks like stripes but then when seen from a slight angle, the raised purl stitches are seen and the pattern comes to life.

It looks impressive but is very simple to knit, as long as you can knit and purl.

There is a chart and also written instructions.