©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2016

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2016

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Mona Lisa

Girl with a  Pearl Earring

Marilyn Monroe


Lady with an Ermine

American Gothic

Mondrian Lookalike




The Great Pyramid

A View from The Thames


Yorkshire Terrier


Albert Einstein


Praying Hands



Elvis Presley

The Beatles


Cliff Richard

Squares That Look Round

First Class

Edward VIII

Pendle Witch

The Scream

Bob the Boston Terrier

Creation of Adam

Flying Dragon

The Green Man


Beata Beatrix

Sybilla Palmifera

Charlie à la Warhol

The Three Graces

Minor Tour

Where in the World



Lady with an Ermine - Head


Home is where the heart is

Menger Spnge

Owl Eyes


When you look straight on to a piece of illusion knitting you see only two-colour stripes. The picture is revealed when you look from an oblique angle. Photographs do not do justice to the amazing effects. It is very difficult to photograph them from the correct angle.

The illusions above are designed to be seen from the side. Those below (except Hagrid and the mature Harry Potter) are designed to be viewed from the bottom.

Click on the photos  to go to pages with larger pictures and more information

Harry Potter

Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows

Rubeus Hagrid

Draco Malfoy

Severus Snape

Snape Shawl

David Tennant/Doctor Who


Death’s Head

Pole Dancer

Patterns are available on Illusions page of the Order Form

Click here for sizes of panels


These YouTube videos will give you more idea of what happens when you view the knitting from different angles. (Some are a little wobbly due to the problems with getting the right angles.)

View moving images on the Animations page

The illusions you see in the pictures above are far more complex than most illusion knitting. We do not know of anyone else working with illusions in this artistic way. Steve’s ability to draw and paint give him the advantage of being able to create such detailed pieces.

The original drawing and charting are complicated. The knitting is no more difficult than for simple illusion knits. It merely needs careful counting on most wrong side rows. Anyone who can do knit and purl stitches could make any of these pictures.


Woolhelmina’s Channel  or our video page

Patterns are available on

Illusions page of the Order Form

Click here for sizes of panels