Knots and Links

Simon explains: The Knot Atlas is a complete catalogue of all the possible knots and links and links with 3 or fewer components and 11 or fewer crossings. The number of crossings is the measure of how tight the knot or link is.

Simon making knots using pipe cleaners. the “Unknot”:

The Trefoil:

Figure 8 knot:

Cinquefoil (Mom helped a little with that one):


And finally the three-twist knot:


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