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Pendle Witch Illusion

Woolly Thoughts (web site)
When shall we three meet again?
The World of Illusion Knitting
Knitting
April 2012
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The area of Lancashire where we live is known as the Borough of Pendle. It is in the shadow of Pendle Hill. It is famous for the Pendle Witch Trials which took place exactly 400 years ago. Nine women and one man were executed, by hanging, after being found guilty of witchcraft.

This seemed a good time for creating an illusion of a witch. The particular image I have used is similar to one that is very familiar in the Pendle area. It can even be seen on the buses here.

The panel could be used as a wall-hanging or as a section of an afghan. It can be made in any yarn. When knitted tightly in DK yarn it measures approximately 50 cm (20”) square.

The last photo shows what you see when you look straight at the knitting.

More information about the Pendle witches.



September 2013 Update
The pattern now includes an extra chart intended for tablet users but others may find it helpful. You can view 20 ridges at a time and always be able to see the numbers across the bottom of the chart. Never lose your place again!