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Periodic Table Sweater

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 28, 2018

Periodic Table Sweater

After nearly 20 years, I decided it was time to update the Periodic Table sweater. So here it is, with elements 111-118 included. It required 10 balls of blue Cascade 220 Superwash wool (8 blue, 1 purple, 1 cream). It took me about 3 weeks. I knitted the letters without charting, so some are not identical. The lines are intarsia and the letters are stranded. The body was knit in the round and the sleeves were steeked. Finishing the ends on the inside was a nightmare because the cream yarn was not carried all the way around in the first two rows. I see an error in the grid, which I will fix right away.

Periodic Table Sweater

25/365: Periodic Table Sweater

The original Periodic Table sweater was meant as a joke. First, the colours are really ugly because the yarn was a gift (Woolease, which wasn’t available in Israel at the time). One sleeve has names of bacteria and the other has names of fungi. Since no one ever showed much interest in the sleeves, I didn’t bother repeating the feat.

Periodic Table Sweater


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