©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2015

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2015

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Mona Lisa

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Marilyn Monroe


Mondrian Lookalike

American Gothic





Yorkshire Terrier


The Great Pyramid

A View from The Thames

Albert Einstein


Praying Hands

Lady with an Ermine



Elvis Presley

The Beatles

Cliff Richard


First Class

Edward VIII

Pendle Witch

Squares That Look Round

The Scream

Bob the Boston Terrier

Creation of Adam

Flying Dragon

The Green Man

Rubik’s Cube


Beata Beatrix

Charlie à la Warhol

The Three Graces

Minor Tour

Sybilla Palmifera

Lady with an Ermine - Head



Patterns are available on

Illusions page of the Order Form

Click here for sizes of panels

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

World Map

Where in the World

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.)

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.


Death’s Head

Pole Dancer

Patterns are available on Illusions page of the Order Form

Click here for sizes of panels