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Minor Tour

from Woolly Thoughts Illusion Knitting
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Minor Tour
Minor Tour
Minor Tour
Minor Tour

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl

Pattern Description:

Just when you thought illusions couldn't get more mind-boggling, here is a maze that disappears if you get too close.

Stand at the side and you can plainly see the maze. It takes a lot of concentration to follow the path from the edge to the centre. You are tempted to step forward to trace the path with your finger but, as soon as get within touching distance, the maze vanishes and you can only see narrow stripes (as shown in one of the photos).

Following the maze is difficult; the knitting is very easy.

The maze in the photos was made in DK yarn and used about 400 metres (440 yards) in each of two colours. It measures approximately 78 cm x 68 cm (31" x 27"), excluding the border. It could be made in any yarn but your choice of yarn might change the overall size.

This design was based on a previous Woolly Thoughts afghan design, called Amazement. The solution to the maze can be seen on the Woolly Thoughts web site.

Photographs never do justice to illusion knits. They have to be seen in real life to appreciate the WOW factor.

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!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 78 cm x 68 cm (31" x 27")


  • 400 metres (440 yards) DK in each of two colours
  • Extra required for border
  • Other yarns can be used
  • Needles slightly smaller than recommended for your chosen yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

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