Back in November I had a try at illusion knitting. I had thought it was going to be very complex, but was much easier that I thought. That is thanks to the excellent tutorial from Woolly Thoughts and some stitch markets (stitch markers are your friend in illusion knitting). I chose a teddy bear pattern from Woolly Thoughts for a friends baby, some Sirdar Snuggly, and got to work.
The blanket took about 3 weeks, including the border. Full details on how I did the border my ravelry project page. The blanket is very cute, who would have thought that knit and purl could create such a great illusion. And the bear will be perfectly seen from a baby's-eye-view. I had a little yarn spare, so added a simple baby hat by Allison Williams, with added teddy bear ears (obviously!).
And also some cute booties. These are Seamless Baby Booties by Laura Yarnthrower.
These were all good fun to knit, and I would certainly like to try more illusion knits. Ps) Apologies for the dull lighting in the photographs, roll on Spring!