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Don't Blink Illusion Scarf knitting pattern

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Illusion knitting uses two colors with a specific placement for the knits and purls so that when the scarf is viewed straight on, the colors will form stripes. But when the scarf is viewed from an angle, the pattern—Don’t Blink—will be revealed, allowing you to revel in your Doctor Who geekdom!

Gauge is not critical; however, for the effect of the illusion to show well, you need a fairly firm fabric, so adjust your needle size so your stitches are not loose. Pattern includes both written directions as well as charts.


Round Table Yarns Lancelot (100% superwash Merino, 220 yds/201 m per 100 g skein); 2 skeins for each color; sample uses colorway Uther for BC and Igraine for LC

or 300 yds (275 m) each of another worsted weight yarn in two colors


US 7 (4.5) mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge


20 sts and 30 rows over 4" (10 cm) in stockinette

Finished Measurements

6" (15.25 cm) wide x 79" (201 cm) long

Printing Details

The pattern has been professionally printed on 100# text stock and uses saddle stitch binding (folded and stapled). The size of the pattern is letter size (8 1/2" x 11"), and the pattern is 12 pages long.

Electronic PDF Version Included

On the print copy of the pattern, you'll find a sticker with a coupon code. Enter that coupon code on Ravelry and a PDF version of the pattern will be added to your Ravelry library. That way if you ever lose the print copy, the pattern will still be available to you. If you just want the electronic version of the pattern, you can purchase it on Ravelry here.

Photos copyright Karen Robinson. Pattern layout by Elizabeth Green of Stitch Definition.

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