Sunday, January 8, 2012

Benzene Knitting Chart

Today the exhibit Sticks, Hooks, and the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral that I'm featured in opens at the Williams Center for the Arts Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania until Feb 5, 2012. If you visit this exhibit, you will find a series of my molecule knitting charts and some samples of knit molecules. Of the knit molecules, one that has not been published* is benzene, so I am pleased to share this chart with you today!

*Benzene has not been published individually, but has been featured as part of a star in rejected Christmas Stocking motifs.

Benzene knitting chart: 12 x 9 sts

The sample was knit in size 11 knitting needles with Black and Grey Marble Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn with a 2 stitch border around the entire piece.

This knitting chart was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be re-published in any other way without the permission of the author. © 2012 ChemKnits


  1. "The easiest way to pick out the scientists at the Lafayette Art Galleries exhibit opening for Sticks, Hooks, and the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral? They headed straight for the two-hole torus by dr. sarah-marie belcastro and carefully examined the stitch charts of molecules created by chemknits. Awesome!" - Susan H, Guest Curator of the Exhibit.

  2. benzene is one of my favorite organic functional group because next to alkane alkene it has the easiest IR absorption 1600 :D......this is phenomenal