With just 25,511 crochet stitches, Dr. Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf have created a real-life version of the Lorenz equation. This crochet piece helps us learn more about how chaos arises and is organized in systems as diverse chemical reactions. The work didn’t stop there. The duo challenged others to the test offering a bottle of champagne to those who could produce another crochet model. You can see the others’ amazing work here. And if you are up for the challenge, the crochet pattern is here, along with their full documented research on the project. Link.
Crocheting the Lorenz Manifold