sweet as pi

Sweet as Pi baby cardigan

Sweet as Pi is 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.

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This pattern includes 4 baby and toddler sizes: Newborn (3 – 6 months, 12 – 18 months, 24 months). Written with 2.5 – 5 cm (1-2 inches) of positive ease.

Skills required

Techniques used consist of provisional cast on, i-cord bind off, regular i-cord and duplicate stitching. For duplicate stitching, a photo tutorial is included. Stitches used: k, p, kfb, and slipped stitches. Therefore, the pattern for the Sweet as Pi baby cardigan is suitable for the beginning knitter, who is ready to learn new finishing techniques.

Pattern details

  • Top-down
  • No sewing
  • Gauge: 20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 6 pages (A4 size)


  • Yarn in DK weight 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)
  • Circular needles in sizes 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6), with a length of 80 cm (32 inches)
  • Yarn needle for duplicate stitching
  • Waste yarn for provisional CO and to hold sleeve stitches
  • 6 stitch markers
  • 2.5 cm (1 inch) button (optional)