Molecule by Audrey Borrego


March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in checkered stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 yards (700 m)
180 cm / 70.75” x 85 cm / 33.50”
low vision format available
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Molecule is inspired both by the loose open threads formed by plant cells and DNA representation. It’s helix-shaped cables on the border are a play on transparency, the dropped stitches creating shifting see-through windows. Its slightly asymmetrical, almost triangular shape makes it super easy to wear both around the shoulders and wrapped around the neck!

Shaped like an asymmetrical triangle with an I-cord border on its straight edge, Molecule starts at the tip with the border motif. As the increases build up on one side, the checkered motif is incorporated. The increases continue until the end where the stitches are bound off in I-cord, matching the edge’s.

Finished Measurements
180 cm / 70.75” x 85 cm / 33.50”

Maison Corlène Fisherman (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Gotland; 350 metres / 382 yards per 100 g)

700 metres / 765 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Saoirse.

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

18 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in checkered stitch, after blocking)


  • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch marker


  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Charifa Radji
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Molecule is one of the 12 modern, playful patterns featured in Issue 5 of Making Stories Magazine.

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Ce châle aérien est inspiré par les fibres ouverts formées par les cellules des plantes. Avec une forme de triangle asymétrique et une bordure en I-cord le long d’un côté, il se commence par la pointe avec le motif de bordure. En augmentant d’un côté, le point de carreaux texturé grandit. Les augmentations continuent jusqu’à la fin où les mailles sont rabattues avec un I-cord, refermé avec celui du côté.

Laine :
Vous aurez besoin de 700 mètres de fil fingering.

Le modèle est tricoté avec Maison Corlène Fisherman BFL Gotland coloris Saoirse.

Aiguilles :
aiguilles 4 mm
ou taille nécessaire pour obtenir le bon échantillon

Échantillon :
18 m. x 29 rgs sur 10 cm en motif texturé après blocage
Notez qu’un échantillon différent affectera la taille et le métrage nécessaire.

Taille :
180 cm de long
85 cm de profondeur

Accessoires :
Anneaux marqueurs, paire de ciseaux et aiguille à laine
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Techniques utilisées :
Châle triangulaire asymétrique avec des augmentations simples
Bordure en I-cord
Point texturé avec mailles endroit et mailles envers.
Dentelle avec mailles lâchées, jetés et mailles croisées
Le patron contient des diagrammes et des instructions écrites