©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2017

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2017

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TWO COLOUR STRIPES

This is a very simple striped design intended as an introduction to Woolly Thoughts illusion patterns. It is so easy that once you have established the pattern you probably won’t need to use the chart again. When you look at the square from directly in front you see only narrow ridges of alternating colours. When you look from an angle you see broad stripes of the two colours. The square could be used for an afghan block or a washcloth.

The pdf pattern includes instructions for a garter stitch border, which is not shown on the chart You can omit the border, if you prefer.

To knit this design


Section 1

Using Light, cast on 50 stitches. This counts as the first row of the first ridge.

Ridge 1 - Second Row : Knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.

The chart shows k10, p10, k10, p10, k10.
Ridge 2 (Dark) : Knit the first row. On the second row knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.

The chart shows p10, k10, p10, k10, p10
Ridge 3 (Light) : Knit the first row. On the second row knit the coloured stitches and purl the white stitches.

The chart shows k10, p10, k10, p10, k10
Ridges 4 - 49 : Repeat ridges 3 and 4 twenty-three times, casting off on the last row.


To neaten the edges
Turn the work sideways and pick up one stitch from the end of each ridge. Cast off loosely on the next row.

If you would like wider borders, work a few ridges of garter stitch before you begin the chart and end with garter stitch to match. Add the same number of ridges of garter stitch on the sides before casting off.

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