©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

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SHADOWS OR ILLUSIONS?

You will find this type of knitting referred to as illusion knitting and shadow knitting. If there is a dividing line between them it is difficult to decide exactly where it lies.


We have gradually refined our thoughts so that we know think of shadow knitting as something that creates an effect of shading as you move around a piece and view it from different angles. This is most often based on a geometric design. We think of illusion knitting as something that reveals a definite image when viewed from the correct angle. Both show stripes when seen from directly in front  though could show other colour effects at the same time.