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The illusion is based on Beata Beatrix, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The original painting, which is now in Tate Britain, was dated 1864 but not completed until 1870. Rosetti later created several other versions.

When you look at illusion knitting from directly in front you only see narrow stripes. The imaage appears when you look from the side.

The illusions shown in the photos were made using DK yarns and measure approximately 80 cm x 60 cm (32” x 24”). One uses approximately 360 metres (400 yards) of each of two colours plus some extra for the border. Any weight of yarn can be used but other yarns might change the overall size.

The pattern includes several versions of the chart including one for mobile devices where you can view 20 ridges at a time and always be able to see the numbers across the bottom of the chart. Never lose your place again!

Independent Designer
Steve Plummer - Woolly Thoughts
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The illusion will work using any thickness of yarn. A different yarn might change the overall size.
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