©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

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STITCH PATTERN

Nearly twenty years ago this was an illustration for a book. Later it became the inspiration for a screen print ... and then another in different colours (See below).


Now it has become an illusion knit. The effect is not exactly the same. The print only uses two colours of ink but the background is seen as a third colour.


The knitting uses two colours of yarn and more colours are perceived due to the illusion.

One repeat from the original drawing was used as the basis for the chart. The diagrams below show that repeat, then  the repeat with the chart overlay, then the chart alone. The drawing appears to be bigger than the chart but this is resolved when repeats are fitted together.

This pattern consists of a unit that can be repeated, across and up, as many times as you want.

Arranging several charts together gives this.






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To knit a single repeat
Using Dark, cast on 29 stitches. Count this as the first row of the first ridge.
Ridge 1 - Second row: knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.

The chart shows k5, p2, k7, p5, k10
Ridge 2 (Light) : Knit the first row. On the second row knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.

The chart shows p5, k14, p6, k4

Ridge 3 (Dark) : Knit the first row. On the second row knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.
The chart shows k6, p6, k3, p5, k8, p1
Ridges 4 - 20  : Follow the chart, working in the same way and changing colours for each ridge.

To knit a wider piece
Using Dark, cast on a multiple of 29 stitches and repeat the same pattern of stitches across the work.


To knit a longer piece

Repeat the ridges until you get the length you want.



This design could easily be used for a sweater or jacket knitted from side-to-side.