Rosalind Franklin Shawl by verybusymonkey

Rosalind Franklin Shawl

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
One-skein with instructions for up-sizing
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While Watson and Crick won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of DNA structure, their work built upon earlier work by a female scientist by the name of Rosalind Franklin. A woman who sadly died young, before the Nobel Prize was awarded. This shawl is a tribute to her, an asymmetrical shawl featuring a “DNA” cable. This design is first worked “sideways” and then the piece is rotated such that the last section is worked “vertically” and connected to the sideways portion as you go. Because of the nature of this shawl, it can be adjusted for pretty much any yardage, and instructions for upsizing are included. The one-skein version turned out to be 48” wide and 14” deep.

Helpful tip: When finishing up the “vertical” section, end after row 2 or 22 - ending after this cable will ensure that your tension at the beginning and end of this section match and makes for more “square” blocking.

Part of my second “scientist” inspired shawl collection. The collection includes FIVE patterns (one is a “bonus” pattern, available only as part of the collection), released between February and May 2015. You may purchase each pattern individually or as part of the collection. You may purchase the collection at any time, and you will automatically receive updates as the additional patterns are added. All patterns in the collection include both charted and written instructions as well as guidance for adjusting the size of the shawls as needed. Schematics noting the dimensions can be found in the pattern photos for each pattern.

Please keep in mind that if you buy the patterns individually, you will not get discounts or credits given towards the eBook purchase price after purchasing individual patterns.