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Knit Box - May, 2023

Full of repeating linear motifs, the Rosalind wrap is a study in repeats. Its slow pattern of increases leads to a gentle slope that shifts quickly when the decreases begin.

This shawl is named in honor of Dr. Rosalind Franklin, the brilliant British biophysicist whose work with x-ray diffraction studies contributed to the discovery of DNA’s molecular structure. Her work also helped lay the foundation for structural virology. Curious about this pioneering scientist? Learn more HERE.

This project is worked flat and uses knitting knowledge including:

  • cast on
  • knit/purl
  • increasing/decreasing
  • reading charts
  • managing floats
  • bind off
  • simple finishing