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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2007 01:22:23 PM »

Thanks! I'd hate to get about 10 cm into the tank in the round and realise I had to rip. I do mostly accessories (using lots of techniques, I don't think I'm a beginner), but have seen very few tops I would like to wear, I have patterns for one or two to do at some point - but this one is something I want right now! If the designer's still reading this, thank you thank you! You're a legend!
I've never knitted with cotton - does anyone have suggestions on what to do differently from wool/acrylics? Light colours for the cabling etc. right?

Sarah

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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2007 04:41:13 PM »

Thanks! I'd hate to get about 10 cm into the tank in the round and realise I had to rip. I do mostly accessories (using lots of techniques, I don't think I'm a beginner), but have seen very few tops I would like to wear, I have patterns for one or two to do at some point - but this one is something I want right now! If the designer's still reading this, thank you thank you! You're a legend!
I've never knitted with cotton - does anyone have suggestions on what to do differently from wool/acrylics? Light colours for the cabling etc. right?
Sarah
I am not a biologist, heck not even a scientist.  But I was very impressed by the cable and I get a strong impression from it that it is accurate.  I say go for it.  I have knitted it on its own and it looked very impressive.  It is by far the most challenging cable I have ever worked, having said that I should tell you that I do not consider cables to be difficult at all.  This was very satisfying, not too hard at all, I will definitely use it again.  It will look good in wool or acrylic, no worries there and yes light colours will look better than dark.  Something light will show shadows created by the cables.  Avoid any overly fuzzy yarns, something smooth will give better definition.  Oh and a solid colour is they way to go.  I used a variegated one and it kind of hides the ladder rung bits (I told ya I'm not a biologist).   Cheesy
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« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2007 09:49:43 PM »

Ha ha. They're bases. Each rung is made of two of the four: A, T, C, and G. Either A and T, or C and G. Someone has told me it's right-handed, as it should be (considering it was commissioned by a professor for a doctorate student to do!).
I quite like cabling but this one looks very steep! Yes I also prefer light colours for cabling and other stitch patterns.
One guy in my postgrad biology class has a DNA strand tattoo curling round his bicep and it doesn't even have the two different-width grooves, just the same all the way round! I will look to see if it is right-handed next time Smiley He knits too!
I don't think I'll like it in wool or acrylic though, cotton sounds good.

Sarah
 
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