Marilyn Monroe

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2018

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MARILYN MONROE

The design was inspired by Andy Warhol’s screen prints of Marilyn Monroe. It uses similar unusual colour combinations but cannot precisely recreate Warhol’s style as only two colours are used in each of the ‘prints’.


These three versions show the different effects colour can have. The third has more subtle colouring than the others. Stronger colours show up better in photographs but the real beauty of illusions is how they change as you move past them.  Photos never do justice to illusion knits.They are always far more impressive in real life.







This is what you see from directly in front.

The cushion version (below) uses two colours and only one colour is used on each ridge of knitting. A wall-hanging uses four colours. Each colour is the background in one quadrant and the face in another.


The other photo below shows the four colours that were used. These might seem surprising when you look at the four squares you see by looking at the wall-hanging from directly in front.

The pattern includes the cushion, which is approximately 40 cm x 40 cm (16” x 16”) when knitted in DK yarn, and the wall-hanging which measures approximately 80 cm x 80 cm (32” x 32”). The four-colour version is slightly more difficult to make than some of our other illusions but still only requires fairly basic knitting skills.

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