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Knitting: Wall Hanging
Just when you thought illusions couldn’t get more mind-boggling, I present a maze that disappears if you get too close.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Wall-hanging
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
This is my biggest and most complex illusion design to date. That doesn’t mean it is more difficult to knit. It is just big and takes a long time. It has 300 stitches and 247 ridges (494 rows) of knitting.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
I designed this small square with the MG logo for some friends who collect classic MG cars. It is 50 stitches wide and comes out at about 25 cm (10”) square when made in DK yarn. Any yarn can be used but this could change the overall size.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging, Baby Blanket
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Illustriation appears to have several shades of grey but only uses four different yarns. Anyone looking straight at the shawl will see wide bands of colour which are made up of narrow stripes. As the wearer turns a checkerboard effect comes in and out of view. The viewer will see something different from every angle.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Two illusions in one!
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging, Blanket - Other
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Pillow, Wall Hanging
The Heraldic Lion Illusion knit is now available alone and as part of our Royal Standard of Scotland Illusion knit wall hanging pattern. It is approximately 16” (40cm) square and could be used individually or sewn together with other of our similar sized illusion knit designs to create items such as cushion covers, wall hangings or bed cov...
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
People have often asked whether variegated yarns can be used for illusion knits so we decided to experiment with two such yarns. Our conclusion was that when your brain can perceive enough of the design to be able recognise it the yarns can be solid or variegated.
Knitting: Throw, Pillow
The American Football Helmet Illusion Knit is the latest addition to the sport related series of illusion knits that, so far, includes a soccer ball, an American football and a volleyball. All of the pieces in this series are the same size as each other, approximately 16” (40cm) square, so can be used individually or sewn together with oth...
Knitting: Throw, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
The Volleyball Illusion Knit is the latest addition to the sport related series of illusion knits that, so far, includes a soccer ball and an American football. All of the pieces in this series are the same size as each other, approximately 16” (40cm) square, so can be used individually or sewn together with other of the designs to create ...
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Illusion knitting meets mitred triangles
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
This American Football illusion knit is the second in an intended series of sport related illusion knit panels, the first being the Soccer Ball illusion knit. Like the soccer ball it is approximately 16” (40cm) and uses 140metres in each of two contrasting colours when knitted using 3mm needles.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Pillow
The Fleur-de-Lis illusion knit design measures approximately 16 inches (40cm) square when using DK yarn and 3mm needles. It is designed to be viewed from the side so is ideal for use as an emblem on a garment, as a front/back for a cushion or as the centre piece for a wall hanging or bed cover.
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Pillow
This pattern was free for the duration of the Woolsack project. It is no longer free.
Knitting: Pillow
This pattern was free for the duration of the Woolsack project. It is no longer free.
Knitting: Pillow
This pattern was free for the duration of the Woolsack project. It is no longer free.
Knitting: Pillow
This pattern was free for the duration of the Woolsack project. It is no longer free.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Some weeks ago we took part in a Stitched Science Event at the London Science Museum. We were talking about creating patterns from geometric shapes, how to create illusion knits and why illusion knitting works. This shawl came about as part of that. I wanted a piece of illusion knitting that would show the process and demonstrate how and why it ...
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Pillow, Blanket - Other
This was really designed by Pat (Woolhelmina) but we have added it to my designs to keep all our illusion designs in one place.
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Pillow
I am intending to create a series of illusion designs that centre around various kinds of sport. These designs will take the form of small panels that can be used individually as cushions or as the motif on a sweater or put together to form a wall hanging, throw or bedspread.
Knitting: Chart
A lot of people have asked about lettering for illusion knitting so here are ten alphabets for you to use.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Pillow
This cushion was really designed and made by Pat (Woolhelmina) but I have added the pattern here to keep all the illusion cushions in one place. (If you are looking for illusion afghans, they are in our Woolly Thoughts designs. Confusing, isn’t it?)
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Pillow, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Pillow, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Pillow
Two illusion cushions based on the work of M C Escher.
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
We were recently asked to make a tea cosy for a local event. At first we declined then decided it would be a good opportunity to try out another way of using illusion knitting.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Another illusion knitting experiment. It didn’t come out exactly as we thought but is still very interesting and surprising.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Pillow
Does illusion knitting work in circles?
Knitting: Pillow
An illusion - in more ways than one!
Knitting: Blanket, Baby Blanket
Twelve basic illusion shapes.
Knitting: Pillow
Pattern update - July 2012 - to add instructions for wall-hangings.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread
Knitting: Bedspread, Wall Hanging
Knitting: Scarf, Blanket - Other
Knitting: Throw, Bedspread, Table Runner
Knitting: Wall Hanging
Knitting: Scarf, Blanket - Other