Winged Serpent Illusion by Steve Plummer

Winged Serpent Illusion

March 2018
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The winged (or feathered) serpent occurs in the mythology of many different civilisations going back thousands of years. This one is not based on any particular serpent.

When you look straight at the knitting you only see narrow stripes. The dragon appears as you move around.

The dragon is shown mounted on a board. You could also use it as a wide shawl or the centrepiece of an afghan. The image is viewed from the side.

I used about 750 metres (825 yards) of each colour (Empire and Parma Violet) of Stylecraft Special DK. Extra is needed if you want to add borders. My finished piece was approximately 80 cm x 120 cm (32” x 48”) before being stretched over the board.

The illusion will work in any thickness of yarn but changing the thickness will probably change the overall size.

The pattern contains several versions of the chart including one specially for using on mobile devices.

The inspiration for this chart came from a request by a Ravelry member for my help in creating such a chart. Having helped with part of the charting process I so liked the image that I created a chart all of my own as well.

The bottom photo is a moving animation.