By kimberlychapman

Kimberly Chapman is a Canadian writer living in Las Vegas. More crafts (mostly of the non-science variety) can be found at her site


This is a knitted model of DNA, complete with GC/TA base pairs represented by orange-green bars with a pointed join and blue-yellow bars with a stepped join (because there weren’t enough stitches to make a wave or curve), replicating the standard simplified DNA model. As you can see from the picture, it also makes a good toy insofar as it holds its shape while squished or stretched, because it is stuffed firmly with cotton balls. It was made with two equal black twisted tubes on size US 3 double-pointed needles (see the double-pointed needle tutorial and/or the tutorial on twisted…