©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2019

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2019

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ILLUSION HEARTS





We have recently become interested in the use of lettering in illusion knitting. A representation of Love Hearts® seemed a good way to combine squares, circles, hearts and lettering. This alphabet is designed to be viewed from the bottom. The squares are knitted separately and combined to make a blanket.  An individual square can be used to make a cushion.


Some of the squares use traditional Love Hearts® messages but any short message that will fit onto two lines could be incorporated.  (Click here for more information about Illusion Lettering)


Love Hearts® are iconic British sweets manufactured by Swizzels Matlow and have been made in UK since 1933.


LOVE HEARTS® AND THE LOVE HEARTS ICON ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF SWIZZELS MATLOW LIMITED, used with their permission.




This is what you see when you look directly at the squares. The circles and hearts do not disappear completely as they do in our more complex illusions. You can always see a faint outline.


It is very difficult to photograph illusion knits.

The squares aim to capture all the elements of the sweets:


Six colours

Heart and lettering always pinkish read

Circular sweets

Hearts almost touch circles

Lettering is positioned for ‘best fit’.

(The real sweets sometimes use smaller lettering but we have not been able to do this.)

Some traditional messages and some of our own.


The pattern includes:


 

Complete charts for


RELAX

LUV U 24/7

YES WE CAN

WHO KNEW

LUCKY DAY

COOL DUDE

YAY

EMAIL ME

YAY

HEAVEN SENT






Partial charts for

BUY ME YARN

FROG POND

HOOKER

I KNIT

WIP

CAST OFF










Master heart and circle with complete alphabet and instructions for making your own messages.






Use one square to make a cushion

Looking straight at the cushion you see stripes

Buy the pattern on the llusions page of the Order Form


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