|Posing in the Resistor Hat at my lab bench at Stanford University|
|The bacterium Bacillus subtilis growing as individual cells (left)|
and as a multicellular biofilm (right) (my photos)
I have rarely used my political voice, but the current administration's disregard for scientific facts is troubling and, quite frankly, very frightening. In particular, I am continuously astounded by both the disregard for the overwhelming evidence that climate change is real and humans are causing it and the undisputed evidence that vaccines are safe and the best way to protect our communities from diseases and that they DO NOT cause autism (the one study that claimed this has long been revoked and the paper's author fully discredited).
Scientists need to stand up and demand evidence-based policy and facts. Science is not partisan. Protecting our world and the people in it is not a partisan issue. This is why I will march on April 22nd. I hope you join in the cause!
Check out this "show and tell" video about the Resistor hat and the designs that were inspired by it. :)
|Here is an example of catching long floats on the wrong side .|
Click here for a FREE pdf of the pattern. I hope you enjoy knitting this nerdy hat! If you are new to Fair-isle stranded colorwork, there are some good tutorials here and a good video tutorial here. I personally don't use either of those fancy techniques and I simply wrap the non-worked color around the working color before knitting the working color every few stitches during the long floats as shown in the photo above. :)
Since originally posting this, I have designed a DNA helix colorwork option (here) and headband/hatband options (here).
Update at 7:30 pm PT 2/12/17 - found an error in the original pattern - at the end there should only be 6 stitches on the needles and I wrote 9. I've uploaded a revised pattern (linked above).
|The vertical lines represent the battery which provides the current and the zig-zag pattern represents the resistors.|
Thanks to Andrés Aranda Diaz for taking the photos and Dave Gutekunst for the conversation that inspired this hat.