DNA Pullover by Andrea Cull

DNA Pullover

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in St st on largest needles; 82 sts of cable patt = 11½ " wide on largest needles.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1480 - 2220 yards (1353 - 2030 m)
35 (38, 41½, 45, 48½, 51½)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 41½"; modeled with 6" of positive ease.
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The DNA Pullover puts a helical spin on traditional Aran-sweater design. Inspired by Rosalind Franklin’s work to decipher the elusive structure, this stylized double helix refuses to twist as it should. The DNA cable is textured with seed stitch and twisted rib to give it a three-dimensional appearance. This design is a tribute to molecular biology, with the simple and plaited cables in the center symbolizing RNA and proteins. This pullover is worked from the bottom up and back and forth in pieces and then seamed.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Size 35 (38, 41½, 45, 48½, 51½)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 41½”; modeled with 6” of positive ease.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% highland wool; 370 yd / 5¼ oz): #1304 grey harbor, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): straight. Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 29 rows = 4” in St st on largest needles; 82 sts of cable patt = 11½“ wide on largest needles.

NOTES
* This pullover is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed.