Saturday, January 10, 2009

Molecule Knitting Charts

Please note for non-chemists: the charted molecule may be drawn in a slightly different orientation than the accompanying molecular structure. I have not yet tested these structures, but I want to make charts for more molecules available.

I may eventually complete the 20 natural amino acids. I decided to make charts for the ones that people would be able to recognize as molecular structures rather than just patterns (except for serine, which I think looks cute!)

Feel free to use these charts for your personal use, but they are not to be sold or reproduced on another web page.







To make this searchable: Amino acid knitting charts, molecule knitting chart, phenylalanine knitting chart, tyrosine knitting chart, glucose knitting chart, histidine knitting chart, tryptophan knitting chart, serine knitting chart, THC knitting chart, Capsaicin Knitting Chart.

This this pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be replicated, sold or redistributed without permission from ChemKnits. © 2009 ChemKnits

22 comments:

  1. Divine intervention!! Just read about Poetry Mittens on Knitting Daily and Binary Mittens on Ravelry and now I stumbled upon your charts. Have just the "nerd" for whom to make these...

    Thank you!

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  2. ROFLMAO! And my husband thought I was bad for using serological pipettes for knitting needles when I forgot them at home! You have got me beat!

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  3. My husband is a long time chemistry teacher-I can see a scarf coming on....
    Aless(in Adelaide,Australia)

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  4. love these! and am so happy I'm not the only one crazy enough to chart and knit molecules
    http://audm.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/heterocyclic-hat-pattern/

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  5. I'm loving this!
    Just when I decide I need to knit chemistry socks... I find your charts!
    I'm pondering how to convert them to texture....

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  6. Okay, as a physical science major student, I must profess that I absolutely love this website!!!

    Although I love the entire knitting community, I must say that it is somewhat hard to find avid knitters that are also avid science geeks (with geek being said with the best of intentions).

    I'm officially subscribing to your blog!!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorials and charts!

    -TrueIconoclast

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  7. I take the geek comment as a complement. I'm glad that you enjoy the blog!

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  8. I love these. Can we get an EtOH?

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  9. Ethanol has a very simple structure (CH3-CH2-OH). You can find it represented in the Hangover Beer Cozy Ethanol metabolism pathway:

    http://www.chemknits.com/2009/11/hangover-beer-cozy-pattern.html

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  10. I just love the combination of science and knitting - it has such chemistry ;-)
    As well as work by biochemists such as yourself, and me sort of (I have a B.Sc in biochem/microbiology, but I don't work in the field), have you seen some of the knitting by people with a maths background!

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  11. I love seeing knitting projects that are used to look at different mathmatical equations. I have explored some of these on the sister blog to ChemKnits, Knitting Project of the Day (http://kpotd.blogspot.com). Check out the "Science" label for science related knitting projects.

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  12. THIS CHEMISTRY DESIGN ARE POWERFUL :D I LOVE THEM

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  13. Do you dare to try a DNA molecule - or is that too complicated?

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    1. There are many free DNA themed knitting patterns (http://www.chemknits.com/2009/01/bringing-it-back-to-science.html) that others have designed. These exist as 3D DNA models and DNA cables.

      Enjoy!

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  14. If I knew anyone who was a chemist, et al this type of knitting would be such fun to do.

    Alas, the one mathematical wiz who I knew recently died and I'm very sad.

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  15. I crocheted an afghan using as a guide Fibaccio ? can't ever remember how to spell this!

    http://knittingwithkarma.blogspot.com/p/knitting-math.html

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    1. Knitting and math are so related, it shouldn't surprise you that I loved math as a kid. Thank you for sharing this great blog post with me!

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  16. Hi,
    These are fab but I need a biology knit. Do you know anyone or any site that has patterns for biology stuff? Plant cell biology in particular, and patterns for Golgi apparatus in particular.

    Any ideas? I'm not skilled enough to design my own!

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    1. Hi June,

      I am not aware of anything off the top of my head. I have seen some awesome (animal) discection patterns for sale on Etsy, but nothing really specific to plant cell biology. For a golgi apparatus, I envision many appliqued icords! Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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  17. May I request a lysine molecule? Seriously, this is some wickedly clever work here. Well done!

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    1. I'm glad that you found my 20 Natural amino acid knitting charts before I could reply to your comment. :)

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