In Pursuit of an Illusion by Woolly Thoughts
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In Pursuit of an Illusion

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Curve of Pursuit has been our most popular design for many years. Now we have In Pursuit of an Illusion which is a shadow knit version based on the same mathematical concept as the original.

It is difficult to draw a line between illusion knitting and shadow knitting. We would refer to this afghan as shadow knitting as it has many different effects created by shadows and shading but does not have a hidden picture like you might expect in illusion knitting.

Some people say they see squares in the original Curve of Pursuit; others see four curved sections. In Pursuit of an Illusion combines these so you can see both by looking from a different angle.

The pattern includes two versions. One makes the squares most obvious, when looking from an angle, the other shows the swirls first. Neither version can be made by simply adjusting the original pattern. The methods are not the same.

Because it has more colours, and two colours are used in each wedge, this is slightly more difficult to make than the original. It is not recommended for a complete beginner.

It can be made in any yarn, using a minimum of four colours (two for the background and two for the foreground). The afghans shown in the photos are very small. The pattern has instructions for making them much bigger. You can make any size you want by continuing to add more wedges.

The photos show:

  • 3 afghans seen from directly in front
  • the same 3 afghans seen from an angle
  • the centres of 3 other afghans, seen from in front, as examples of colour effects

Read the story of this afghan on Ravelry or on Woolly Thoughts web site.

Ravelry promotion - 50% off

If you have previously bought Curve of Pursuit, through Ravelry, you will automatically get a 50% discount when you buy this pattern.

Web sites

Visit our Woolly Thoughts site for other mathematical designs.

Visit The World of Illusion Knitting for patterns and free tutorials for illusion knitting.