Crafty Geometry

Scientists are finding an unexpected relationship between knitting and math.

Put down those little baby booties and knit a Lorenz manifold for the scientist in your life instead. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who’s getting their PhD in math, and looks like it could make a very lovely avant-garde brooch that has “chaotic chic” written all over it.

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