©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

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DEVELOPMENT OF ILLUSION KNITTING

All illusion knits are equally easy, once you have the chart to work from. A complex portrait is no more difficult to knit than a simple square. It is merely bigger and takes a lot more time.


We are constantly challenging ourselves with new ideas in our charting. This page (Updated February 2014) aims to show a range of the things we have tried so far. Click a picture to go to a page with bigger pictures and more information.











Simple one-colour shape on a plain background



Showing different colours in different areas


Knitting in different directions




Showing three colours - light, dark and mixture


Mitred squares



Simple picture. Mainly in one colour on a dark background but with some shading


Complex design viewed from below



Complex design viewed from the side


Circular illusions



Colour effects


The panels look the same from the side but different when viewed from the front


Complex picture on changing background



Superimposed images


A dark background behind a shaded moon behind the witch


Changing the colour of the yarn



Multiple yarns used for intarsia technique


Complex design on mitred triangles



Variegated yarns used for both colours


Lettering inside other shapes



Knitted in the round


Traditional triangular shawl with geometric design that appears and disappears



Re-interpretation of Woolly Thoughts mathematical designs


Optical illusions