Wizard Illusion by Steve Plummer
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Wizard Illusion

Knitting
August 2014
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What could be more magical than a wizard who disappears!

When you look at illusion knitting from directly in front you only see narrow stripes. The image appears when you look from an angle. The wizard has been designed to be viewed from the side so you can use it as a baby blanket or a wall-hanging.

Illusion knitting is very easy to do because you are only using one colour for each ridge of knitting. There is no stranding or changing colour part way across. If you can knit and purl you can do this.

The blanket/wall-hanging in the photos was made using Stylecraft Special DK in Emperor and Wisteria. I used about 500 metres (550 yards) of each colour, with extra for the border. Any two contrasting colours will work.

The main part of the blanket is approximately 70 cm by 90 cm (28” by 36”). The border makes it a little bit bigger than this. You could make a much wider border all round to make it afghan size for an older child. It can be made in any type of yarn. Using a thicker, or thinner yarn would change the overall size.

The pattern has various versions of the chart, including one intended for tablet users, to make it as easy as possible for you to make this without ever losing your place.

For more magic see my Fairy Illusion, which is a matching size to the wizard.