Fairy Castle

Steve’s latest design is a disappearing fairy castle. When you look from directly in front you only see narrow stripes. Stand back and look and you will see the castle magically appear.

This is what you see when you look straight at the knitting.

This image does not disappear as completely as those in our other illusions. This is because the castle is mostly made up of straight lines and the stitches do not blend together as much.

I loved making this. Steve designed it and I knitted it. It is completely symmetrical, which appeals to the geometer in me. I followed the chart to the centre of the rows and completed the row by ‘thinking backwards’ – but that’s just the way my brain works.

All illusion knitting is very easy to do. It is no more complicated than knitting narrow stripes.

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