Rosalind Cloche by Leah Goldstein
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Rosalind Cloche

February 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
262 yards (240 m)
One Size Fits Most
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This cloche is named for Rosalind Franklin, who made significant contributions to understanding the molecular structure of DNA, RNA, and more. Her work directly led to the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure, which is reflected in this design.


YARN - 2 skeins Knit Picks Galileo (50% merino wool, 50% bamboo; 131 yards/50 grams), sample shown in “Quartz”

NEEDLES - US size 6 circular needles (optional: the headband is worked flat, so straight needles can be used for the headband)

NOTIONS - stitch markers, tapestry needle, pin

GAUGE - 4 sts and 6 rows per 1” in Stockinette stitch.

PATTERN NOTES - The headband for this cloche is knit flat in rows (back and forth, like a scarf!). After the headband is assembled, stitches on one end of your headband “tube” are picked up and the rest of the piece is knit in the round, decreasing for the crown.

PHOTOS BY - Bill C. Bishop