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The World of Illusion Knitting

Old patterns and tools for sale

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Mental Blocks

The World of Illusion Knitting

Old patterns and tools for sale

AFGHAN CLASSIFICATION

Afghan designs are classified in several different ways

AFGHANS ACCORDING TO TECHNIQUE

Knit or crochet

Knit or crochet

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF SEPARATE PIECES TO BE MADE

It is sometimes possible to work in a different way and make more, or fewer pieces

It is sometimes possible to work in a different way and make more, or fewer pieces

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

Many pattern booklets give instructions for alternative constructions. Alternatives are not included in this list.

Some afghans use several methods. Only the main method is given here.

Many pattern booklets give instructions for alternative constructions. Alternatives are not included in this list.

Some afghans use several methods. Only the main method is given here.

PICKING UP STITCHES

Best of Both Whirls

Curve of Pursuit

From Square to Eternity

Revolution

Square Root

Swirl Without End

MITRED SQUARES

Order of Magnitude

Place Order

LOG CABIN

AO

Data Log

SHORT ROWS

Backgammon

Bifocal

Curve of Pursuit

Spinning a Yarn

Best of Both Whirls

Curve of Pursuit

From Square to Eternity

Revolution

Square Root

Swirl Without End

MITRED SQUARES

Order of Magnitude

Place Order

LOG CABIN

AO

Data Log

SHORT ROWS

Backgammon

Bifocal

Curve of Pursuit

Spinning a Yarn

STRAIGHT SQUARES

Basketweave

Code Comfort

STRAIGHT KNITTING

Double Base

Wreck Tangled

CROCHET

SQUARES

Code Comfort

Flatland Lock

Granny's Draughtboard

Granny's Ludo

Noughts and Crosses

Point to Point

Surface Tension

Under Orders

Basketweave

Code Comfort

STRAIGHT KNITTING

Double Base

Wreck Tangled

CROCHET

SQUARES

Code Comfort

Flatland Lock

Granny's Draughtboard

Granny's Ludo

Noughts and Crosses

Point to Point

Surface Tension

Under Orders

GRID/SURFACE

Give Me a Clew

Scaled Up

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

CIRCLES

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Doing the Rounds

Golden Spiral

Key Rings

Points of Departure

Try Angulate

Walls of Troy

FILET

Mere Bagatelle

STRAIGHT

Chromatic Scale

Wall Chart

Give Me a Clew

Scaled Up

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

CIRCLES

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Doing the Rounds

Golden Spiral

Key Rings

Points of Departure

Try Angulate

Walls of Troy

FILET

Mere Bagatelle

STRAIGHT

Chromatic Scale

Wall Chart

MAZES

Amazement

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Give Me a Clew

Ring-road

Walls of Troy

AFGHAN GAMES

Backgammon

Checkmate

Granny's Draughtboard

Granny's Ludo

Noughts and Crosses

Snakes and Ladders

PUZZLES

Bunch of Fives

Code Comfort

Data Log

Flatland Lock

Key Rings

Order of Magnitude

Place Order

Square Deal

NUMBER

AO

Counting Pane

Data Log

Double Base

Double Vision

Equal Parts

Fibo-optic

Fibre-nacci

Golden Spiral

Have It All Ways

Granny's Ludo

Mere Bagatelle

Order of Magnitude

Snakes and Ladders

Amazement

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Give Me a Clew

Ring-

Walls of Troy

AFGHAN GAMES

Backgammon

Checkmate

Granny's Draughtboard

Granny's Ludo

Noughts and Crosses

Snakes and Ladders

PUZZLES

Bunch of Fives

Code Comfort

Data Log

Flatland Lock

Key Rings

Order of Magnitude

Place Order

Square Deal

NUMBER

AO

Counting Pane

Data Log

Double Base

Double Vision

Equal Parts

Fibo-

Fibre-

Golden Spiral

Have It All Ways

Granny's Ludo

Mere Bagatelle

Order of Magnitude

Snakes and Ladders

Some Square Over The Rainbow

Square Deal

Take Five

Try Angulate

Under Orders

Wall Chart

SPIRALS

Best of Both Whirls

Curve of Pursuit

Golden Spiral

Long and Winding Road

Revolution

Spinning a Yarn

Swirl Without End

Wheels Within Wheels

SPACE-FILLING CURVES

Scaled Up

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

(Chromatic Scale)

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

A New Angle

Basketweave

Best of Both Whirls

Bifocal

Cubism

Curve of Pursuit

Fibo-optic

Making Waves

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Ring-road

Rule of Three

Striptease

Tower Blocks

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

Square Deal

Take Five

Try Angulate

Under Orders

Wall Chart

SPIRALS

Best of Both Whirls

Curve of Pursuit

Golden Spiral

Long and Winding Road

Revolution

Spinning a Yarn

Swirl Without End

Wheels Within Wheels

SPACE-

Scaled Up

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

(Chromatic Scale)

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

A New Angle

Basketweave

Best of Both Whirls

Bifocal

Cubism

Curve of Pursuit

Fibo-

Making Waves

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Ring-

Rule of Three

Striptease

Tower Blocks

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

HALF-AND-HALF

About Turn

Half Measures

Tilting at Windmills

PERMUTATIONS

Double Vision

Have It All Ways

Take Five

Windows 100

TESSELLATIONS

Basketweave

Bunch of Fives

Cubism

Over and Out

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Wheels Within Wheels

SHAPES

Best of Both Whirls

Bunch of Fives

Cubism

Figure of Eight

From Square to Eternity

Making Waves

Metafourmosis

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Place Order

Point to Point

Pythagoras Tree

Pythagorean Ripples

Tilting at Windmills

Tower Blocks

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

Wreck Tangled

Half Measures

Tilting at Windmills

PERMUTATIONS

Double Vision

Have It All Ways

Take Five

Windows 100

TESSELLATIONS

Basketweave

Bunch of Fives

Cubism

Over and Out

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight

Wheels Within Wheels

SHAPES

Best of Both Whirls

Bunch of Fives

Cubism

Figure of Eight

From Square to Eternity

Making Waves

Metafourmosis

Penrose

Pieces of Eight

Place Order

Point to Point

Pythagoras Tree

Pythagorean Ripples

Tilting at Windmills

Tower Blocks

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

Wreck Tangled

PYTHAGORAS

Pythagoras Tree

Pythagorean Ripples

PATTERNS

About Turn

Best of Both Whirls

Chromatic Scale

Counting Pane

From Square to Eternity

Golden Spiral

Half Measures

Have It All Ways

Penrose

Take Five

Tilting at Windmills

Under Orders

Wall Chart

SYMMETRY

Best of Both Whirls

Bunch of Fives

Curve of Pursuit

Fibre-nacci

Figure of Eight

From Square to Eternity

Have It All Ways

Making Waves

Metafourmosis

Penrose

Point to Point

Pythagoras Tree

Revolution

Rule of Three

Some Square Over The Rainbow

Spacecraft

Square Root

Square Snowflake

Swirl Without End

Pythagoras Tree

Pythagorean Ripples

PATTERNS

About Turn

Best of Both Whirls

Chromatic Scale

Counting Pane

From Square to Eternity

Golden Spiral

Half Measures

Have It All Ways

Penrose

Take Five

Tilting at Windmills

Under Orders

Wall Chart

SYMMETRY

Best of Both Whirls

Bunch of Fives

Curve of Pursuit

Fibre-

Figure of Eight

From Square to Eternity

Have It All Ways

Making Waves

Metafourmosis

Penrose

Point to Point

Pythagoras Tree

Revolution

Rule of Three

Some Square Over The Rainbow

Spacecraft

Square Root

Square Snowflake

Swirl Without End

Tilting at Windmills

Wall Chart

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

TRANSLATION

About Turn

Best of Both Whirls

Cubism

Making Waves

Tilting at Windmills

Tower Blocks

Window Boxes

CIRCLES

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Key Rings

Points of Departure

Revolution

Ring-road

Spinning a Yarn

Try Angulate

SURFACES

Points of Departure

Point to Point

RATIO

Best of Both Whirls

From Square to Eternity

Square Root

Swirl Without End

AREA

Order of Magnitude

Wreck Tangled

MAPS

Cable Tube Map

Going Underground

Spaghett Junction Map

Wall Chart

Wheels Within Wheels

Window Boxes

TRANSLATION

About Turn

Best of Both Whirls

Cubism

Making Waves

Tilting at Windmills

Tower Blocks

Window Boxes

CIRCLES

Chartres Cathedral Maze

Key Rings

Points of Departure

Revolution

Ring-

Spinning a Yarn

Try Angulate

SURFACES

Points of Departure

Point to Point

RATIO

Best of Both Whirls

From Square to Eternity

Square Root

Swirl Without End

AREA

Order of Magnitude

Wreck Tangled

MAPS

Cable Tube Map

Going Underground

Spaghett Junction Map

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO MATHEMATICAL CONCEPT

This listing gives the most obvious mathematical concepts depicted in a design.

Some afghans are listed in more than one category. The list is not exhaustive.

There is a great deal of other Maths which can be derived from making, or studying, most of the designs.

This listing gives the most obvious mathematical concepts depicted in a design.

Some afghans are listed in more than one category. The list is not exhaustive.

There is a great deal of other Maths which can be derived from making, or studying, most of the designs.

AFGHANS GROUPED ACCORDING TO MATHS USED FOR CONSTRUCTION

This list gives some of the mathematical ideas used in the construction.

The list will only be of value to those with a particular interest in the mathematics involved.

Use in conjunction with CONCEPT list above.

This list gives some of the mathematical ideas used in the construction.

The list will only be of value to those with a particular interest in the mathematics involved.

Use in conjunction with CONCEPT list above.

Window Boxes

NUMBER PATTERNS

Chromatic Scale

Data Log

Double Base

Double Vision

Golden Spiral

Some Square Over The Rainbow

Try Angulate

TRIGONOMETRY

Curve of Pursuit

Metafourmosis

Rule of Three

Wheels Within Wheels

UNITARY METHOD

Backgammon

Curve of Pursuit

NUMBER PATTERNS

Chromatic Scale

Data Log

Double Base

Double Vision

Golden Spiral

Some Square Over The Rainbow

Try Angulate

TRIGONOMETRY

Curve of Pursuit

Metafourmosis

Rule of Three

Wheels Within Wheels

UNITARY METHOD

Backgammon

Curve of Pursuit

BARAVELLE SPIRAL

Best of Both Whirls

Swirl Without End

PENTOMINOES

Bunch of Fives

METRIC PAPER SIZES

AO

CODES

Code Comfort

MULTIPLICATION

Counting Pane

FRACTIONS

Equal Parts

Half Measures

Wall Chart

GOLDEN MEAN

Golden Spiral

Best of Both Whirls

Swirl Without End

PENTOMINOES

Bunch of Fives

METRIC PAPER SIZES

AO

CODES

Code Comfort

MULTIPLICATION

Counting Pane

FRACTIONS

Equal Parts

Half Measures

Wall Chart

GOLDEN MEAN

Golden Spiral

PASCAL’S TRIANGLE

Mere Bagatelle

POLYGONS

Metafourmosis

Over and Out

Pieces of Eight

Wheels Within Wheels

A-PERIODIC TILING

Penrose

DRAGON CURVES

Chromatic Scale

Scaled Up

PEANO CURVES

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

Mere Bagatelle

POLYGONS

Metafourmosis

Over and Out

Pieces of Eight

Wheels Within Wheels

A-

Penrose

DRAGON CURVES

Chromatic Scale

Scaled Up

PEANO CURVES

Spacecraft

Square Snowflake

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