©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2021

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2021

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Does Illusion Knitting work in circles? Here’s the answer!

Both cushions consist of concentric rings in alternating colours

Illusion knits have to be viewed from the correct angle to get the full effect. When the illusion is on a circle it is not possible to see it all at the same time. Various parts appear and disappear as you move round.

The grey cushion shows wide concentric rings, when viewed from an angle. Because the rings are the same width the movement is not as obvious as it is in the pink cushion. The pinwheel effect of the pink cushion means that first pink, then cream, comes into focus and they continue to alternate.

Either of these designs can be extended to make a baby blanket or full-size afghan. The pattern includes instructions for this.

As with all illusion knitting, the illusion is seen best when the knitting is completely flat. The cushion pad distorts the effect slightly at the edges of the cushions.

Buy the pattern on the llusions page of the Order Form

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