In June 2011 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 works but would be a piece that I could knit with the minimum concentration allowing me to hold conversations at the same time.
Sections of the diamond pattern on it come in and out of view as you change your position in relation to the shawl. This creates an ever changing and interesting aspect to a wearable object.
Illusion knits are notoriously difficult to photograph. These photos attempt to show the ever changing view. The final picture shows the shawl when viewed flat from directly in front.