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Date(s) - 05/17/2017 - 06/06/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Where’s the bear?

The illusion bear is only there when you look at the blanket or cushion from an angle. When you look straight at the knitting (picture bottom image) you will see stripes and just the faintest shadow of a bear.

The pattern includes two charts – one for the head and one for the whole bear. The head is exactly the same in both though it may not appear so in the photos because the cushion stretches and curves the head making it look bigger.

The blanket shown was knitted in DK yarn and measures 32” x 38”. You can easily adjust the size of the blanket by adding, or subtracting, rows and stitches around the bear. The size will be different if you choose to use a different thickness of yarn.

The cushion was also knitted in DK and measures 16” square.

Illusion knitting is extremely easy to do. It only requires basic knit and purl stitches.

Skills You’ll Use

  • Knitting and purling to create the illusion
  • Chart Reading
  • Color Change

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Pattern – Please purchase from Ravelry and print before the class begins if possible. We will have limited numbers at the shop. 
  • Yarn for Blanket
    • Approximately 600 yards DK or worsted in white or other light color
    • Approximately 520 yards DK or worsted in contrast color
  • Yarn for Cushion – this is for front only – double if you want the pattern on both sides or you can make the back solid or complete with fabric.
    • Approximately 155 yards DK or worsted in white or other light color
    • Approximately 155 yards DK or worsted in contrast color
  • Needles: The illusion effect works best ifknitted more tightly than usual knitting but the blanket must still be soft and supple. Try using needles one size smaller than you would usually use for the yarn you select
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle

Remember, participation in our knit and crochet alongs is free when you purchase your materials at Yarn & Thread Expressions. Otherwise, the cost is $15 per session. Please plan to work only on the current or past KAL/CAL project.

Illusion Bear Set


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