Crochet Chaos

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Earlier this year I attended a study day in Bristol run by the West of England Costume Society.  The theme of the day was “Knitting Yarns Unravelled” and included a talk by a Dr Jo Turney of  Bath Spa University.  She mentioned crochet chaos and at the time I made a note but did not research the reference.  Today I had a look and found that it referred to a project by scientists at Bristol University’s engineering mathematics department.  The Lorenz equations describe chaotic systems such as the weather or a turbulent river and the work was part of the development of a computer model to describe complex surfaces.  You can view a video of the result here.

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