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Sweet as Pi

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sweet as Pi
Sweet as Pi
Sweet as Pi Sweet as Pi - rabbit applique
Sweet as Pi Sweet as Pi - sheep applique
Sweet as Pi Sweet as Pi

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knit and purl. Provisional cast on. Knit two stitches together, increasing by knitting in the front and back of a stitch, slipped stitches. Knitting in the round.

Pattern Description:

A sweet little baby cardigan for that special little baby in your life. Worked back and forth from the top down in one piece, with i-cord neck and hem finishing and either a cute tie or loop and button closure. As a finishing touch an applique of either the Pi symbol, a rabbit or a sheep is applied with duplicate stitching. If desired, the picture could also be made using intarsia instead.

This pattern is suitable for the beginning knitter, who is ready to learn new finishing techniques. Techniques used consist of provisional cast on, i-cord bind off, regular i-cord and duplicate stitching. For duplicate stitching is a photo tutorial included. Stitches used: K, P, Kfb, slipped stitches.

*This pattern has been professionally tech edited.*

Due to changes in the European VAT legislation it is unfortunately no longer viable to directly offer this pattern through Craftsy. It will however remain possible to acquire La Visch Designs patterns either through Ravelry ( or the La Visch Designs website.


20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern includes 4 baby and toddler sizes: Newborn (3 - 6 months, 12 - 18 months, 24 months). The pattern is written with 2.5 - 5 cm (1-2 inch) of positive ease.


  • Yarn in DK weight is needed in the following quantities:
  • Main color: 150 (220, 290, 360) m (164 (241, 317, 394) yds)
  • Contrast color: 65 (70, 80, 95) m (71 (77, 87, 104) yds)

You Will Also Need:

  • Circular needle (80 cm / 24") in size 3.5 mm (US 5) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Preferred needles for small circumference knitting (circular or DPN) in size 3.5 mm (US 5).
  • Circular needle in size 4 mm (US 6) for i-cord BO.
  • Extra needles (DPN, straight or circular) in size 4 mm (US 6) for i-cord.
  • 6 stitch markers
  • Waste yarn for provisional CO and to hold sleeve stitches
  • Yarn needle for duplicate stitching
  • .5 cm (1 inch) button (optional)

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Having a background in Industrial Design Engineering, you can say that I always had a knack for design. When I taught myself to knit and discovered the possibilities of sticks & twine, the gates for ...

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