Valley Yarns 634 Maia Baby Cardigan
The Valley Yarns Maia Baby Cardigan, knit in the exceptionally soft Longmeadow, uses a fun math trick to turn two matching garter stitch hexagons into a cardigan. The trick is that they aren’t really hexagons, but 3-dimensional shapes made of six right angles. Simple stripes wrap all the way around the outer edges of each hexagon to give clues to the clever observer about how it’s made. The 3-needle bind off used to join the pieces together in the end is sturdy, but can be undone in order to be worked on again to keep the cardigan growing right along with the baby. Two buttoning straps are attached to either front to suit any gender.
Finished Sizes: 16 (18, 20, 22)” (shown in size 16”)
Yarn: Valley Yarns Longmeadow (60% Cotton/40% Microfiber, 50g/117yds); 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins Winter Lake (color A); 1 skein each colors Seafoam (color B) and Lettuce (color C)
Needles: 2 US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needles or size needed to get gauge
Gauge: 5.5 sts and 11 rows = 1” in garter stitch