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An anamorphic design based on Long and Winding Road.
When a cylinder is placed on this afghan the original rectangular spiral can be seen in the cylinder.
When the cylinder is not there, the afghan becomes a twisting labyrinth.
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Only one yarn is used at a time. It begins in one piece. The radiating sections are then knitted on and rejoined for the outer rings. The spaces between have to be stitched
The sections have no more than 40 stitches on the needle. The outer rings have nearly 700.
It is not a difficult pattern but the instructions must be followed systematically and carefully.
Two colours are needed for the alternating rings and radiating sections.
Because of the number of stitches, it probably requires two circular needles which are used for knitting back and forth.
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We used a program called Anamorph Me! to convert the original drawing for Long and Winding Road.
This produced a design with 19 sections, which would have been very difficult to knit so we adapted it to have 18 sections. The cylinder was made from a sheet of mirror card.