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Get a Little Irrational: It’s Pi Day!

March 14th, 2013

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Okay, so maybe you haven’t heard of National Ear Muff Day, which just passed yesterday, but if you’ve been anywhere near a secondary school math classroom in the last decade–or have math nerd friends like I do–you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Pi Day. The Reader’s Digest Version? It’s March 14–3/14–and Pi, the irrational number that is related to the circumference and diameter of a circle, is approximately equal to 3.14, though the decimal places are though to go on forever. You can learn a little more about Pi here, or you can just dive in to some of the fun mathematical-themed knitting and crochet patterns I found on Ravelry to celebrate Pi.

 Knit Irrational Scarf by Anne Bruvold Knit Pi Digits Scarf by Christina J
   
Knit Pi Dish Towel by Shannon Servesko  Crochet Amigurumi Pi by Alicia Kachmar


One of the best things about Pi Day in high school was that there was almost always pie. Growing up outside of Philly, it was a special treat to have TastyKake pies delivered warm from the bakery, straight to third period algebra. Since Pi Day is only half as fun without its more delicious homophone, I’d love to share some calorie-free yarn pies with you as well.

Image of Pumpkin <font color=red>Pie</font> Brooch
Crochet Pumpkin Pie Brooch Crochet Freshly Baked Potholder by Katherine Miller
Crochet Apple Pie Potholder by Book People Studio Crochet Cherry Pie by Sherry Rohekar
 
 Crochet Lemon Meringue Pie by Sherry Rohekar Knit Whoopie Pie by Alison Hogg

Now that you have a truly well-rounded palette of options to celebrate Pi Day with yarn crafts, how do you plan to observe the day? Math? Pies? A good book? (Why not Life of Pi?) Leave your Pi Day memories and celebrations in the comments.

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  • LaLunaUnita

    Ashley, this is an AWESOME post. Thank you so much for putting these patterns all in one place! Hope you had a happy pi day!

    • http://blog.lionbrand.com/ Ashley Tedesco

      My pleasure. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :)