The Green Man Illusion
The Green Man illusion knit is approximately 24 inches square, when knitted using DK yarn and 3mm needles, and has been designed to be viewed from the side. Its intended use is as a wall hanging but could, just as well, form the centre for a bedspread or throw or even as the centre back of a shawl.
The final photograph here shows the piece when viewed from directly in front.
The origins of the Green Man are obscure. Green Men symbols are found in many different cultures around the world, in religious and secular locations. They are sometimes known as foliate heads because they almost always incorporate foliage. A few heads depict women and animals.
The mysterious nature of the Green Man makes it an ideal subject for illusion knitting.
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!