Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Molecule
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This molecule makes a great fun gift for the scientist in your life - particularly if you knit a squeaky version!
Teachers might also find them a good way to interest their students when talking about basic scientific concepts such as the structure of simple molecules.
What you will need: 2 knitting needles (US3/3.25mm or as per tension advice),10-15g green DK yarn (e.g. Sirdar Snuggly DK 480 ‘Cutie Clover’), 5g white DK yarn (e.g. Sirdar Snuggly DK 251 ‘White’), 2 black plastic toy safety eyes (9mm), Polyfil toy stuffing, 1 tapestry needle for finishing
Skills used: Casting on and off, Increasing and Decreasing
Stitches used: Stocking stitch