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And there was Photo 51...


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"Photo 51" is a tribute to Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray diffraction image of DNA has played a significant role in the discovery of the DNA double helix model by Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.

What an extraordinary time it must have been at King's College, in London, when the three dimensional structure of the DNA was not quite discovered yet.

In this first quarter of 1953, the double helix was still to be discovered, but there was Photo 51...

Sizing To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot): Small ― 20 cm (8 in), Medium ― 23 cm (9 in), Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)

Needles and Notions

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) needles (circ. or DPNs) - Or size required to achieve gauge. (“main needles”)
  • 2.75 mm (US 3) needles for tubular cast-on
  • 2.00 mm (US 0) needles for heel flap
  • Cable needle
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste Yarn and Crochet Hook

Pattern contains:Detailed charts for leg, heel and foot sections.Complete written instructions (including written directions for Charts).Detailed directions on how to work the arch-shaping.Instructions for alternative gusset, foot and toe (without arch-shaping).Photo-Tutorial of Shadow Wrap technique.

Independent Designer
Aurelie Colas
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Any 100g sock yarn (approx. 400m / 100g). Waste yarn (contrasting colour)
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