Anneal by Margaret Mills


November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 420 yards (320 - 384 m)
Small, Large
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There are two options for buying this pattern. The ANNEAL pattern is a complete, stand-alone pattern for fingerless gloves featuring the DNA strand cable denaturing around the thumb and reannealing to finish running up the hand. The DENATURE+ANNEAL EBOOK contains complete patterns for both Denature socks and Anneal gloves.

The gloves are not approved for lab use, but your labmates will be as entertained by them as your knitting buddies are!

To put the information encoded in DNA to use (transcribe into RNA and translate that into protein), the two strands of the double helix need to open up or denature. Once the DNA has been transcribed, the two strands reanneal to regain their original double-helix form. These gloves feature the same DNA cable used in the Denature socks: the minor and major grooves in the double-helix (the distance between the two strands in the helix, and between turns in the helix) are appropriately proportioned, and there are a nearly-accurate 10 bases per full turn of the helix. One helix runs along the outside of the hand and forearm, while another runs up the inside of the forearm, denatures around the thumb, and reanneals to finish running along the hand.

There are two sizes offered, and two glove lengths: Small (Large)
Forearm circumference: 9.5 (10.5)” unstretched
Hand circumference: 7 (8)” unstretched
Total length: long version 10”; short version 7”

Errata (courtesy of reindeermittens):
Right glove
Chart 4B (large):
Row 1 should be k1tbl, p6, C2Fp, RLI, C2Bt, p2, k1tbl
Chart 4B for both sizes, row 2:
k1tbl, p3, right leaning cable across 3 stitches as described in legend, same as for left glove (not left-leaning as shown here), p7, k1tbl