Periodic table sweater withstands the elements

Craft & Design Science

Rachel over @ CRAFT pointed out this cozy piece of science. Apinnick was knitting a basic sweater for her husband, when they decided to change gears and do something a bit different. Brainstroming commenced –

Baruch is a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry. I thought about it and studied his sketches. The angles of the lines and the hexagons looked like a charter’s nightmare and I decided, in the end, that I wouldn’t be able to translate them into knitting, not in the immediate future.

“How about the Periodic Table?”

I pondered for 2 minutes, then said, “That’s do-able.” He photocopied the periodic table from his highschool chemistry textbook and I charted the actinides and lanthanides. Halfway through the lanthanides, I realised that I didn’t need a chart after all and just knitted it directly from the photocopy. Any mistakes were corrected later with duplicate stitch.

Excellent. She even managed to add fungus and bacteria to the sleeves. yah – the names of fungus & bacteria. Check out the project blog entry for more of the story and pics. [via CRAFT]

2 thoughts on “Periodic table sweater withstands the elements

  1. Bob D says:

    heh, Phosphorous is on there twice, and one of these is where Fluorine should be.

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