Besides knitting, one of my favorite things is science. So it’s really exciting when the two get combined into Science Knits!. Apparently a lot of other people share these two passions- science knitting is so popular that Discovery Magazine even made a slideshow of some creative patterns (see it here). Here are a few of my favorites-
I’ve taken enough chemistry to see that chemists can be an odd lot (Which I think is great- it at least makes organic chemistry lecture at 9am more interesting). Here is a selection of chemistry themed patterns. First off, this section wouldn’t be complete without the blog Chemknits. My favorite chemistry knitting pattern is this caffeine molecule coffee cozy
Considering the fact that I pretty much live on coffee at this point, I think I’ll have to make this one. Equally wonderful is this tongue-in-cheek beer cozy which has the process of Ethanol metabolism diagramed on one side and the structure of ibuprofen on the other.

On a more tangible note, on Etsy you can download a pattern for an adorable frothing beaker or Erlenmeyer flask

I think biology is where science knitting really has its strong suit. Besides anatomically detailed to-scale Amigurumi animals and sea creatures, the science of biology and its assortment of molecules, chemicals, and techniques lends itself particularly well to interesting knitting patterns.
My personal favorite is this guide for knitting various microbe plushies. Aren’t they cute?

Then there’s the classic brain hat which I actually have the yarn for but haven’t gotten to yet due to the daunting amount of Icord knitting (and the fact that various other time-sensitive projects keep coming up)

I’ll leave you with the classic science knit pattern: the DNA scarf. This classic has been around for years and the cable pattern pops up on many other science knits. Here’s the original:

I could go on and on, but I should really stop procrastinating on my Organic Chemistry homework. What are your favorite science knitting patterns?



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