Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Search for Free DNA Helix Knitting Patterns

This the first time I am doing a non-free pattern search here at ChemKnits. The DNA helix scarf has been very popular with the science crowd, and since 2009 I have discovered many other fabulous DNA themed knitting patterns. These patterns deserve mention here at ChemKnits, even if you would have to pay for the honor of knitting them.

Free DNA Helix Knitting Patterns
  • DNA Scarf - A beautiful scarf with the DNA helix running down the length.
  • Eye of the Helix Socks - Deceptively classic looking top down socks, you may not realize at first that these are helical. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.
  • DNA Hat - This hat has a DNA cable helix running around the brim of the hat.
  • DNA Armwarmers - The cable helix runs down the back of the hand up the arm. (These are fingerless mitts)
  • DNA Lace Scarf - The DNA helix is represented in a lace pattern rather than cables in this scarf. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.
  • ProtoPretty DNA Sweater Shell - I was not expecting to see a DNA Sweater! The helix runs down the front of this tank top and is flanked by some interesting lace.
  • Central Dogma Hat (DNA --> RNA --> Protein) - In colorwork, you see the pattern go from DNA to RNA to protein as you start at the brim and go up to the crown of this hat. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.
  • Rosalind - This is another DNA scarf, but once again there is a new twist (haha!) This is an illusion DNA scarf. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.
  • Dreaming the Day Away Kindle Cover - Cover your kindle in a cabled DNA case. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.
  • Chromosome Hat - You don't see the double helix here, but the brim of this hat is surrounded with an unmistakable (to a scientist at least) chromosome design.
  • Chromosomal Flash Drive Cozy - In addition to the chromosomal cable design, there is an icord loop so you can attach the cozy to something.
  • Baby's First DNA molecule - a 3D double helix.
  • Maryanne's Splicable DNA - Another 3D DNA toy but you can "connect" different base pairs. Pattern is available as a free Ravelry.com download. You may need to create an account.

In my search for free DNA helix knitting patterns I also came across many amazing patterns for sale. I wanted to list these, too, because I may want to make some of them in the future. The prices listed are current as of 4/1/2012 (no this isn't a joke!) Many of these patterns are available for Ravelry download, and you shouldn't need to make an account to purchase them. (I may be wrong on this.)

DNA Helix Knitting Patterns for Sale
  • Denature - This is a sock pattern that I have been wanting for a long time. The helix cable splits ("denatures") on the gusset. $5.00 USD.
  • Green Genes Socks - Sock with the DNA helix running down them. I love the title! $5.00 USD.
  • Double Helix Socks - There is a double -double helix pattern down each side of the socks. This is done through lace stitches. ~$4.79 USD.
  • Knitting is in my DNA - A fingerless mitts pattern where the cabled DNA helix wraps around the hand. $5.00 USD.
  • Imagine - A sock pattern where the helix rounds down the top outside edge of the foot. $5.00 USD.

I hope you enjoy all of this helical goodness!

1 comment:

  1. Hey trying to catch up on your blog! When I came across your DNA surch I couldnt help but remember this link here you go I found this blog through one of your other pattren surches!
    http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns-dna.html

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