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 version shown in the photos used approximately 800 metres (880 yards) in each of two colours of DK yarn. Any yarn could be used though this may change the overall size of the piece.
When you look straight at the knitting you see nothing but narrow stripes.
November 2012: Proserpine was featured on BBC2 Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution.
See other illusion knits, designed by Steve Plummer, based on Pre-Raphaelite paintings: