©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2021

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2021

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On her Ravelry project page, Julie wrote|:

I followed Steve Plummer’s tiger art tutorial on the WoollyThoughts.com website to learn how to make a chart for a more advanced illusion pattern. I figured out a way to use Excel to make the pattern instead of using Inkscape. I tried Inkscape but the learning curve was too big and after a bit I figured, “hey, I think I can do this in Excel.” It’s tedious either way. I chart 10 ridges and then knit 10 ridges to keep it manageable.

27APR11: Finished, blocked and hung! The only reason I didn’t give it the smiley-est of ratings is that in a couple of places I could have charted it better, namely the place where the neck meets the bottom of the chin and the tip of the nose. But overall, a very satisfying project which I wasn’t at all sure I could pull off.

Julie Rosencrans

Aurora, Colorado


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I used Steve’s ingenious method to create my own illusion pattern for the bust of the Statue of David. The charting was tedious but the knitting was a breeze. It was so fun to watch the image appear. There are a few places I’d make changes but overall it works.