Accessories by Woolly Thoughts

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Shawls

Illusions of Grandeur - Pattern by Steve Plummer  Illusion knitting shawl. Can be made from oddments or any yarn of your choice.

Illusions of Grandeur pattern by Steve Plummer

Illusions of Grandeur - Pattern by Steve Plummer Illusion knitting shawl. Can be made from oddments or any yarn of your choice.

Illustriation Shawl - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Illustriation Shawl pattern by Steve Plummer

Illustriation appears to have several shades of grey but only uses four different yarns. Anyone looking straight at the shawl will see wide bands of colour which are made up of narrow stripes. As the wearer turns a checkerboard effect comes in and out of view. The viewer will see something different from every angle.

Double Crossed (Crochet Version)  - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Double Crossed - Crochet Version

This shawl is made from simple granny squares. It is the combination of yarns that create the subtle shading effect.

Hagrid Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Hagrid Illusion

Hagrid Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Severus Snape Illusion Shawl - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Severus Snape Illusion Shawl

Severus Snape Illusion Shawl - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Harlequin Shawl Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Harlequin Shawl Illusion

Some weeks ago we took part in a Stitched Science Event at the London Science Museum. We were talking about creating patterns from geometric shapes, how to create illusion knits and why illusion knitting works. This shawl came about as part of that. I wanted a piece of illusion knitting that would show the process and demonstrate how and why it works but would be a piece that I could knit with the minimum concentration allowing me to hold conversations at the same time.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Illusion

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Eagle Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Eagle Illusion

This flying eagle illusion can be used for a shawl, as shown in the photographs, or it could be adapted to be a rectangular wall-hanging.

Praying Hands Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Praying Hands Illusion

Praying Hands Illusion - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Illusive Butterfly - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Illusive Butterfly pattern by Steve Plummer

Illusion knitting meets mitred triangles

Honeycomb Illusion Shawl - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Honeycomb Illusion Shawl

People have often asked whether variegated yarns can be used for illusion knits so we decided to experiment with two such yarns. Our conclusion was that when your brain can perceive enough of the design to be able recognise it the yarns can be solid or variegated.

Best of Both Whirls Shawl

Woolhelmina's Whirls Shawl

Best of Both Whirls Shawl

Silky white shawl - To Bias Or No To Bias

Woolhelmina's Silky white shawl

Silky white shawl - To Bias Or No To Bias

Black shawl - To Bias Or No To Bias

Woolhelmina's Black bias shawl

Black shawl - To Bias Or No To Bias

To Bias Or Not To Bias - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

To Bias Or Not To Bias pattern by Woolly Thoughts

In recent years there has been a trend towards asymmetric shawls where you start knitting at a point and keep increasing until you get to the size you want.

Double Crossed (Knit Version) - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Double Crossed - Knit Version pattern by Woolly Thoughts

This shawl is knitted in L shapes to create simple garter stitch squares. It is the combination of yarns that create the subtle shading effect.

Back to Square One - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Back to Square One

This triangular shawl is worked in one piece using one colour at a time. It starts with one large square and progressively smaller triangles are added, according to the rules of Pythagoras Theorem. It measures 150 cm (60”) across and 75 cm (30”) high but can easily be adjusted to other sizes.

Point of Order - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Point of Order

This is a very simple shawl worked in exactly the same way as half a granny square. Seven bands of colour represent the first seven numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13.

Enwrapture - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Enwrapture

A three-in-one shawl/poncho/wrap.

Halfway to Paradise - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Halfway to Paradise

This is based on one of our favourite designs called From Square to Eternity. This is only half of that design so becomes Halfway to Paradise.

Scarves

Corrugated Comforters - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Corrugated Comforters pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Each of these three scarves represents a mathematical curiosity known as a Dragon Curve.

All Ways Round - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

All Ways Round pattern by Woolly Thoughts

There are 24 different ways of placing four colours in a square - or sitting four people round a table. 12 of these can be seen by looking at one side of the scarf. The other 12, which are reflections of the first set, can be seen by turning the scarf over. Folding the scarf in half might lead you to believe that there are only 6 completely different possibilities for the scarf - though this couldn’t happen to the table.

The Gift of Life - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

The Gift of Life

This scarf was designed to help promote awareness of the Organ Donor Register. It says GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE on one side and REGISTER AS AN ORGAN DONOR on the other.

The Gift of Life - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

The Gift of Life

This scarf was designed to help promote awareness of the Organ Donor Register. It says GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE on one side and REGISTER AS AN ORGAN DONOR on the other.

Fibonacci Fichu - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Fibonacci Fichu

The Fibonacci Sequence (or series) is a pattern of numbers which recurs frequently in Maths and Nature. It is closely related to the Golden Section. This simple crochet scarf is a representation of the numbers in the sequence.

Some Wear Over The Rainbow - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Some Wear Over The Rainbow

This is one of four scarves from Neck and Neck … and Neck and Neck. They are all just about as easy as scarves can get.

Chained Up - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Chained Up

This is a very simple lightweight scarf. If you can make chains you can do this.

Helicoil - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Helicoil

This is one of four patterns from Neck and Neck … and Neck and Neck. Scarf patterns don’t get any easier than these.

Stole'n'Secret - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Stole'n'Secret pattern by Woolly Thoughts

This simple filet crochet scarf hides a secret message. When you hold it up to the light, or place it on a contrasting background, the message is revealed. Mine says Mufflermatics, which is the title of the book it comes from. I used the word twice, once in each direction with the ends of the words towards the centre.

Tailender - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Tailender

This must be the easiest scarf in the world to make but the effect is quite dramatic. Wear it round your neck, on your head, or round your waist.

Dragon Drape - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Dragon Drape

Dragon curves are complex space-filling curves with a very simple origin. Fold a strip of paper in half, fold in half again, and again. Unfold the paper and you have a dragon curve. The dragons on this crochet wrap are what you get when you fold the paper 2, 4 or 7 times. They fit together to cover the surface.

Hats

Conjoined Möbius Hat - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts. Klein bottle hat.

Conjoined Möbius Hat pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius (aka Klein Bottle) Hat

HyperHat : Theano pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Theano

A crochet hat with spiral hyperbolic frill.

HyperHat : Hypatia pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Hypatia pattern by Woolly Thoughts

A knitted hat with hyperbolic frills.

HyperHat : Elena pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Hyperhat: Elena pattern by Woolly Thoughts

A knitted hat with hyperbolic frills.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

HyperHat : Sofia pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Sofia

A crochet hat with hyperbolic frills.

HyperHat : Florence pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Florence

A knitted hat with hyperbolic frills.

HyperHat : Ada pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Hyperhat: Ada pattern by Woolly Thoughts

A crochet hat with hyperbolic frills.

Simply Circles Hat pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Simply Circles Hat

This hat is one element of an outfit that was originally designed, and short-listed, for the International Mohair Competition 1997. The patterns have been available, on our website, for a long time but are new to Ravelry.

Mobius

Accessories with a Twist - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Accessories with a Twist

Accessories with a twist - or several twists!

Conjoined Möbius Hat - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius Hat pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius (aka Klein Bottle) Hat

Accessories with a Twist - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Accessories with a Twist

Accessories with a twist - or several twists!

Accessories with a Twist - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Accessories with a Twist

Accessories with a twist - or several twists!

Ponchos

Windmills of My Mind - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Windmills of My Mind Poncho pattern by Woolly Thoughts

There are hundreds of variations for this pattern. It can be made to any size, using any yarn. You can even use different weights of yarn in every square, if you wish. The photographs and diagrams will give you a few ideas to start your imagination working. The final choice is yours.

Maelstrom - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Maelstrom

Although the design looks complicated this poncho is simply made from sixteen squares. Twelve of them are exactly alike and the other four start in the same way but are incomplete.

Enwrapture - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Enwrapture

A three-in-one shawl/poncho/wrap.

Gloves

Fits Like A Glove - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts.  You can vary these fingerless gloves in many different ways.

Fits Like A Glove

Anyone who has ever met me will know that I have to wear gloves every day of the year. The gloves I wear most often are fingerless crochet gloves (or mittens, wristwarmers or whatever else you want to call them). They are simple, practical and quick to make though they can easily be embellished to make them more fancy.

Mathemagical Mittens - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts The possibilities are endless. You can make mittens to fit anyone, using any yarn of your choice. They work on basic Woolly Thoughts principles.

Mathemagical Mittens

By popular request, I have added this booklet as a Ravelry download. It was written over ten years ago and has now been updated (January 2010) to take into account the fashion for fingerless mittens.

Conjoined Möbius Hat - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts. Klein bottle hat.

Conjoined Möbius Hat pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius (aka Klein Bottle) Hat

HyperHat : Theano pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Theano

A crochet hat with spiral hyperbolic frill.

HyperHat : Hypatia pattern by Woolly Thoughts

HyperHat : Hypatia pattern by Woolly Thoughts

A knitted hat with hyperbolic frills.

HyperHat : Elena pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Hyperhat: Elena pattern by Woolly Thoughts

A knitted hat with hyperbolic frills.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Fits Like A Glove - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts.  You can vary these fingerless gloves in many different ways.

Fits Like A Glove

Anyone who has ever met me will know that I have to wear gloves every day of the year. The gloves I wear most often are fingerless crochet gloves (or mittens, wristwarmers or whatever else you want to call them). They are simple, practical and quick to make though they can easily be embellished to make them more fancy.

Accessories with a Twist - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Accessories with a Twist

Accessories with a twist - or several twists!

Windmills of My Mind - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Windmills of My Mind Poncho pattern by Woolly Thoughts

There are hundreds of variations for this pattern. It can be made to any size, using any yarn. You can even use different weights of yarn in every square, if you wish. The photographs and diagrams will give you a few ideas to start your imagination working. The final choice is yours.

Maelstrom - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Maelstrom

Although the design looks complicated this poncho is simply made from sixteen squares. Twelve of them are exactly alike and the other four start in the same way but are incomplete.

Enwrapture - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Enwrapture

A three-in-one shawl/poncho/wrap.

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Conjoined Möbius Hat - Free pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius Hat pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Conjoined Möbius (aka Klein Bottle) Hat

Octohats - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Octohats

If you like unconventional constructions, this is the hat pattern for you. It gives one simple method to get you started on the way to making any of the hats shown - and many more of your own design.

Illusions of Grandeur - Pattern by Steve Plummer  Illusion knitting shawl. Can be made from oddments or any yarn of your choice.

Illusions of Grandeur pattern by Steve Plummer

Illusions of Grandeur - Pattern by Steve Plummer Illusion knitting shawl. Can be made from oddments or any yarn of your choice.

Illustriation Shawl - Pattern by Steve Plummer

Illustriation Shawl pattern by Steve Plummer

Illustriation appears to have several shades of grey but only uses four different yarns. Anyone looking straight at the shawl will see wide bands of colour which are made up of narrow stripes. As the wearer turns a checkerboard effect comes in and out of view. The viewer will see something different from every angle.

Double Crossed (Crochet Version)  - Pattern by Woolly Thoughts

Double Crossed - Crochet Version

This shawl is made from simple granny squares. It is the combination of yarns that create the subtle shading effect.

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