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You can only see the illusion dinosaur when you look at the blanket from an angle. When you look straight at the knitting you will see stripes and just the faintest shadow of the creature.

The blanket shown was knitted in DK yarn and measures about 80 cm x 100 cm (32” x 40”). You could easily adjust this to be a blanket for an older child by adding wide borders all round.

The size will be different if you choose a different thickness of yarn. The illusion will work whatever thickness of yarn you choose.

If you are using DK you will need approximately 600 metres in each of two colours, with extra for a wide border.

Illusion knitting is extremely easy to do. It only requires basic knit and purl stitches. It is easier than any other kind of colourwork.

One of the photographs shows the blanket from directly above.

Steve Plummer and Pat Ashforth - Woolly Thoughts

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Steve Plummer - Woolly Thoughts
Craft
Knitting
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Intermediate
Notes
Illusions work in any thickness of yarn.
Yarn Weight
 

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