DNA by Yarn-Madness


August 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
153 - 738 yards (140 - 675 m)
3m, 6m, 12m, 24m (4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
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DNA is a clean yet interesting design for both beginners and experienced knitters!
Worked top down and totally seamless, with a panel of twisted stitches on reversed stockinette on both front and back.
The twisted panel has both chart and written instructions.

Changes made in v2

Correction on sleeve length.

I’ve renamed markers - previously A and B, now Y (yoke) and P (pattern), to try and clear things up. Once you’ve established the pattern, you’ll probably be able to remove the P markers, or at least it’ll be much clearer which markers means what.

I’ve also changed the instructions for the m1p, into a more invisible purl increase that I didn’t know when I wrote the pattern. I hope this will help you get a twist panel without holes!

And finally, to clear something up - the reason many of the test projects have big holes in their twist panels, is not because of any lifted increase - it’s because they worked a yo increase, which I decided to scrap during the testing process.

3m/6m/12m/24m (4y/6y/8y/10y)

4.5 sts and 5.5 rows per inch in stockinette


Worsted weight yarn, appr:
140/165/200/230 (385/420/540/675) meters, or
155/180/220/250 (420/460/590/740) yards

Circular needle, 4.5 mm (US 7) or size to get gauge
Same sizes double pointed needles, if not knitting sleeves with magic loop.

8 stitch markers in different colors: 1 for beginning of round and yoke, 3 for yoke (mA), 4 for pattern (mB).

3m (chest: 17 inches/43 cm)
6 months (chest: 18 inches/45 cm)
12 months (chest: 19 inches/48 cm)
24 months (chest: 21 inches/52 cm)
4 years (chest: 24 inches/60 cm)
6 years (chest: 25 inches/63 cm)
8 years (chest: 27 inches/67 cm)
10 years (chest: 29 inches/72 cm)