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Scientific Knitting Patterns
Scientists do more then spend their time in lab, but they sometimes bring their academic passions into their hobbies. My blog, ChemKnits, was founded on the merger of my career and my favorite hobby. Yes some of it is dorky, but I love what I do! Sharing science knitting patterns with the world has become an outlet that is applicable to non-scientists, too. Many people who haven't thought about chemistry since high school know someone who would really enjoy a knit science project.
This lens will highlight free science knitting patterns, including the patterns that I have designed myself. I will happily consider all suggestions for new science related knitting projects. Who knows, your idea might just become my next design!
Peptide Beer Cozy - Do you have a favorite protein?
Molecule Knitting Patterns - Complete List of Free Molecule Knitting Patterns by ChemKnits
This is a list of all of the free patterns of my design that I have featured in this lens.
- Caffeine Coffee Cozy
Make this for your favorite Caffeine Addict. (Featuring the molecule Caffeine)
- Peptide Beer Cozy
Make this for your favorite chemist
- 20 Natural Amino Acids Molecule Charts
Use these with the generic pentapeptide chart to customize your peptide beer cozy.
- Generic Pentapeptide Chart
Use this to choose your own amino acid side chains for a peptide beer cozy
- Resveratrol Wine Cozy
The "antiaging" component in red wine, your scientist friends are sure to chuckle!
- Hangover Beer Cozy
With the molecule ibuprofin (as seen in Motrin and Advil) on one side, and the ethanol metabolism pathway on the other, this cozy is all about reminding you of the hangover you may get...
- Charts for your Pain Relief
Aspirin, Methamphetamine, Acetaminophen molecular charts. Substitute one of these for ibuprofin on the hangover beer cozy.
- Misc Molecule Knitting Charts
Some Amino Acids, glucose, THC and capsaicin.
- Prophobilinogen and Heme Inspired
Made from a reader's request, these charts are based on the heme group
- RFR/RFB Christmas Stocking
This stocking pattern incorporates one of the Heme related charts from the previous link.
- Isn't It Sweet?
Sugar and sweetner related knitting charts: sucrose, splenda, Aspartame, NeutraSweet, Saccharin, and Cinnamaldehyde
- Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Knitting Chart
I received a suggestion for the molecule ATP in the comments on this page, and I was more than happy to create it. Any other ideas?
- Pattern Search on www.chemknits.com
One of my first ever blog posts, I searched the internet for scientific knitting patterns.
- DNA Helix Cable Scarf
The cable is the double helix, with base pair bonds shown!
- Baby's First DNA Molecule
Stuffed and Cute, a 3D cuddly model of DNA! The pattern now incorporates the correct right handed helix, rather than an incorrect left handed.
- Little Stuffed Bacterium
Make your own Microbes! Note that these are not made to scale...
- Heterocyclic Hat
Molecular structures include theobromine (a component of chocolate), penicillin, caffeine or seratonin on your hat or any other project. This is the project that started my science designs.
- Periodic Table Sweater
I wouldn't wear it, but are you related to a Chem teacher?
- Science Lab Dishcloth
Textured pattern, I cannot really tell what the picture is, it might be helpful to chart the picture
Acrylonitrile in 3D! Use this technique to create your favorite (simple) molecule.
RFR/RFB Christmas Stocking
Science Knitting From Amazon
Make this coffee cozy for your favorite Caffeine Addict, because it features the molecule caffeine. Let them have a boost... from inside their cup and out!
Science Knitting Blogs and Articles
Yes, I belong on this list! Many of the free patterns I've designed are profiled on this lens.
- Extreme Knitting
Two Cornell University mathematicians study and teach about the strange world of hyperbolic space, in which everything constantly curves away from itself... and are using knitting as an example. In hyperbolic space the most basic shapes in regular ge
- Knitting Science
A great article looking at how knitting itself is scientific, not just the projects.
- Science Knitting Girl
Blog of a knitter heading for her chemistry degree
- Knit Science
A blog about all things knitting and fiber finds...it bears the same name as the podcast, which includes more details of the trials and tribulations of each project.
- Knitting with Perl
Knitting is binary, like programming
- Knit a Neuron
"Knit a Neuron is a collaborative, knitting, art project. We want you to pick up your needles and hooks to creates hundreds of woolly brain cells. We'll sew them all together to create a fabulous brainy artwork. Once it's done, the woolly brain will
- Knitting in Nanometers
Check out this crazy article: Yarn spun from carbon nanofibres could be knitted together to make artificial muscles for robot soldiers, say U.S. and Australian researchers.
- Knitted Dissected Animals
Most of us have gone though dissection lessions in school, but how many people take the time to knit what they've learned! Thank you fanfreluche for sharing this with me!
How often do you stop and think what you're doing to your body when you're drinking? this thought inspired me to create the "Hangover" Beer Cozy. This cozy has a scheme of the ethanol metabolism pathway on one side (the inebriated side) and the structure of ibuprofen on the other (the recovery side).
Don't like ibuprofen (the active component of Advil and Motrin)? Use another pain relief related molecule on your cozy.