Marilyn Monroe Illusion - PDF knitting pattern
This illusion was inspired by Andy Warhol’s screen prints of Marilyn Monroe. It uses similar unusual colour combinations but cannot precisely recreate Warhol’s style as only two colours are used in each of the ‘prints’.
When you look directly at the knitting you see four squares, each with narrow stripes. When you look from the side you see Marilyn's face in each of the squares.
The pattern includes a cushion version, which is approximately 40 cm (16”) square when worked in DK yarn, and a wall-hanging which measures approximately 80 cm (32”) square.
The cushion uses two colours and only one colour is used on each ridge of knitting. The wall-hanging uses four colours and sometimes has one colour on a ridge and sometimes two.
This illusion is slightly more difficult to make than some of our others but still only requires fairly basic knitting skills.
We made this three times so the photos show different colour combinations.
Designed by Steve Plummer.
Our original Marilyn Monroe illusion is now on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Hollywood.