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Unconscious Inference

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Unconscious Inference is a part of a theory of visual perception that implies that human vision is incomplete and that details are inferred by the unconscious mind to create a complete picture. Optical illusions are the most obvious instances of unconscious inference.
It is possible to create some beautiful geometric optical illusions with knitting (especially the combination of brioche with garter stitch), obtaining a luscious and warm wrap fascinating the eye and the mind.
This wrap is worked using a laceweight yarn, that is used plain in the two ends (at the beginning and the end of the piece), giving an airy and translucent appearance to these parts and a more elegant drape to the entire stole.
The center part, on the contrary, is worked with yarn held doubled, adding warmth and weight to the piece and making the illusion design more evident.

Finished size: approx 50 cm width and 200 cm length. (19.75” width and 78.75” length).

Yarn

MYak Baby Yak Lace (100% yak; 325 yards [297 meters]/100 g).
DC: Petrol, approx 885 yds [802 m];
LC: Oatmeal, approx 975 yds [891 m].

Needles

3.25 mm /US 3 * circular knitting needles with 60 cm/24” cable.
3.75 mm /US 5 * circular knitting needles with 60 cm/24” cable for CO and BO.
* or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

3 markers.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge

14 stitches and 20 rows = 10x10 cm (4”) in brioche illusion st after blocking.
Note:Gauge is not critical for this project.
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