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Proserpine Illusion

from Woolly Thoughts Illusion Knitting
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Proserpine Illusion
Proserpine Illusion
Proserpine Illusion
Proserpine Illusion
Proserpine Illusion

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl

Pattern Description:

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 wall-hanging shown in the photos was made using DK yarns. It could be made in any smooth yarn but we do not recommend yarns thicker than DK as they would make the piece extremely large.

All of our illusion patterns come with charts in various sizes, including one specially for tablet use, so you can use whichever you find most convenient.

Photographs cannot convey the WOW factor of illusion knits. Follow the link to our web site for some videos that give a slightly better impression - though they are still nowhere near as good as seeing the real thing.

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


  • 800 metres (880 yards) Light
  • 800 metres (880 yards) Dark
  • Extra for border (if required)
  • Needles slightly smaller than usual for your chosen yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

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