This scarf was knit on size 6 needles using 2 skeins each of Wool of the Andes in Grass and Coal.
The designer was correct, and illusion knitting does require blocking. See the curls:
In playing with the scarf, it looks pretty cool with just the horizontal stripes. Cozy and Manly (thank goodness, since it is a gift for my brother!)
See the illusion? Looking at it straight (left) you cannot see the snake/skull at all! At an angle (right), however....
Today's my brother's half birthday, so I figured it would be appropriate to post it today. Happy (half) Bday, J!