Illusion Knit - PDF pattern - Proserpine

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We have become world experts in Illusion Knitting. This is our interpretation of Proserpine by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

This is a large piece of knitting, with around 300 stitches and 300 rows, but it is much easier to make than you might imagine. If you can knit, purl and count squares on a chart you can make this.

The picture has been designed to be viewed from the side so is intended to be used as a wall hanging or as the centre of a bed cover.

The version shown in the photos used approximately 260 grams in each of two colours of DK yarn, knitted tightly. Any yarn could be used though this may change the overall size of the piece.

For use as a bed cover a border could be added to bring the piece up to the desired size.

When you look straight at the knitting you see nothing but narrow stripes.

November 2012: Proserpine was featured on BBC2 Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution.

September 2013: All illusion patterns now include an extra chart intended for tablet users but others may also find them helpful. You can view 20 ridges at a time and always be able to see the numbers across the bottom of the chart. Never lose your place again!

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Received the file quickly and pattern is well written and easy to follow. I purchased the teddy bear blanket pattern before and loved it so much I had to have another more challenging one. This may take a while to work up, but I'm sure it will be gorgeous! Thanks again!
Oct 28, 2011 by A fellow maker

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