This illusion knit is inspired by Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
The pattern includes instructions for a shawl and a wall-hanging.
The shawl measures approximately 160cm by 80cm using DK yarn and 3.5 mm needles. At approximately 5 stitches to the inch the shawl requires about 520 metres (570 yards) in each of two contrasting colours.
The rectangular wall hanging or stole, measures approximately 150cm by 60cm using DK yarn and 3mm needles and uses around 600 metres (660 yards) in each of two contrasting colours.
Both pieces will require extra yarn for a border - approximately 150 metres (165 yards) for the shawl and 300 metres (330 yards) for the wall hanging or stole.
One of the photos shows a 4-ply version. Using a different yarn changes the overall size.
Some of the photos show what you see when you look straight at the knitting. You only see the illusion when you look from the side.
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