DNA socks by Sally Cameron

DNA socks

Knitting
March 2019
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
394 - 448 yards (360 - 410 m)
Small(teen), Medium, Large and XLarge
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These are the 2nd in my science sock series. They are inspired by all things Geeky and science related. DNA, Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule composed of two chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions that make us who we are. In this pattern, I tried to show the DNA helix spiralling up the foot and leg with 2 different cable patterns.

These unisex socks will delight any science nerd in your life and even for the less scientific amongst us, they are a fun knit and look really great on. Make them for your family to remind them of the bonds of DNA that you share, or for yourself marvelling at the wonders of genetics that make you the unique person you are.

Material
Needles
2.25 mm/US 1 at least 80-100cm / 40” long circular needle or size to obtain gauge for magic loop or 2.25mm/US 1 DPNs

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn 100g; 425m / 465yds
Sample knitted in Mr B Hiddleston 4ply 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
Colourway: Coast

Gauge
34 stitches and 50 rows over 10cm/4” in pattern, in the round, blocked.

Size
Measure across the widest part of the top of the foot to find your size

Teen/S, Medium, Large, XLarge

Finished Circumference: 16cm / 6.5”, 19cm / 7.5”, 22cm / 8.5” , 25cm/10”

To fit: 18cm / 7.25” , 22cm / 8.5” , 24.5cm / 9.5” , 27cm / 10.5”