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Sweet as Pi

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    • Written and charted pattern
    • Instructions in English
    • US Imperial and metric measurements
    • Suitable for the intermediate knitter
    • Duplicate stitching tutorial included
    • Top-down
    • No sewing
    • Gauge 20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
    • Digital PDF has 6 pages (A4 size)

    Pattern paper format: only A4


    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.

    Sizing 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.

    Skills required 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.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Yarn in DK 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)
    • Needles in sizes US 4 – 3.5 mm and US 6 – 4.0 mm
    • 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)