Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant native to Europe, Asia, and northwestern Africa. A spring annual with a relatively short life cycle, Arabidopsis is popular as a model organism in plant biology and genetics. Its genomeis one of the smallest plant genomesand was the first plant genome to be sequenced. Arabidopsis is a popular tool for understanding the molecular biology of many plant traits, including flower development and light sensing. (dixit Wikipedia)
I worked a lot on this little plant during my studies although I mostly work on animal mechanisms. So, when I designed this cardigan, Arabidopsis thaliana seemed to be the perfect name for it, gathering my interest in knitting and biology together.