Pendle Witch Illusion - PDF knitting pattern
The area of Lancashire where we live is known as the Borough of Pendle. It is in the shadow of Pendle Hill. It is famous for the Pendle Witch Trials which took place in 1612. Nine women and one man were executed, by hanging, after being found guilty of witchcraft.
The image in the illusion is similar to one that is very familiar in the Pendle area. It can even be seen on the buses here.
The witch appears when you look from the side but disappears when you look from directly in front.
The panel could be used as a wall-hanging or as a section of an afghan. It can be made in any yarn. When knitted tightly in DK yarn it measures approximately 50 cm (20”) square.
The pattern includes several versions of the chart including one intended for mobile devices.