"Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes"

This year’s Diagram Prize for oddest book title goes to Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes, by mathematician Dr. Daina Taimina.

A hyberbolic plane is a “two-dimensional quadratic space with a non-singular isotropic quadratic form”. Uh, this:

Crochet model of hyperbolic plane by Daina Taimina

Visit Dr. Daina Taimina online.

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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