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This fairy is particularly magical because she disappears when you look straight at her. That's what happens with illusion knitting. She has been designed to be viewed from the side, to be used as a baby blanket or wall-hanging.

Illusion knitting is very easy to do because you only use one colour for each ridge of knitting. If you can knit and purl you can do this.

I used Stylecraft Special DK in Fiesta and Candyfloss (about 500 metres of each colour, with extra for the border). Any two contrasting colours will work. The shading in the fairy’s wings is very subtle and the photos do not do it justice.

The main part of the blanket is approximately 70 cm by 90 cm (28” by 36”). You could make a much wider border all round to make it afghan size for an older child. It can be made in any type of yarn. Using a thicker, or thinner, yarn might change the overall size.

The pattern has various versions of the chart, including one intended for mobile devices.

Independent Designer
Steve Plummer - Woolly Thoughts
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Skill Level
You can use any brand and thickness of yarn in two contrasting colours. Use needles slightly thinner than usually recommended for your chosen yarn.

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