Hanna Burns Square

"The DNA square" 

Julie H. Levy

Kathleen T. Carty

Ginette Belanger

Jay Campbell

Betty Salpekar

Hanna Burns

Ann Strong

Barbara McIntire

Ada Fenick

Dagmara Berztiss


Completed Afghan

Fun Facts

About the Yarn




Hanna Burns hails from Portland, Oregon.  She has this to say about her square:

  My grandmother was my knitting inspiration and teacher.  As a child I requested a pair of drop-seat pajamas for a stuffed animal, which she knit for me that very afternoon.  I still carry them in the knitting bag she gave me.  I love to knit small items such as dolls, stuffed animals, baby clothes, and fun socks.  I am always searching for new and different projects that will challenge me.

This square took shape after I read a series of articles in the newspaper about the mapping of the human genome.  One article discussed the ethical dilemmas we may face as a result of recent and future discoveries.  The pictures in this article looked just like Chart B.  I have combined the two DNA strand-like patterns with the Trinity Stitch to represent the Holy Trinity in Christianity.  The center panel seems an appropriate representation of the interconnectedness of God and science.  I had a great deal of fun with this square and the ideas behind it.  Chart B is worked to look as though it extends beyond the square.