The Great Pyramid by Steve Plummer

The Great Pyramid

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I’ve been looking, for a while, for a recognisable landscape or place to try as an illusion knit. The Great Pyramid and Sphinx seemed a good idea as it is a view known to many.

The illusion has been designed to be viewed from the side so is intended to be a wall hanging but could easily be incorporated into a design for a bedspread or table runner.

I used Stylecraft Special DK in Khaki and Parchment (about 1.5 balls of each). Illusions work in any thickness of yarn.

Using DK yarn and 3 mm needles, and knitting tightly, this illusion knit came out measuring 84 cm by 58 cm (33 inches by 23 inches). It is intended to be used as a wall hanging or as the centre for a throw or bedspread.

When you look at the illusion from directly in front you only see stripes.

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!