Valley Yarns 634 Maia Baby Cardigan
The Valley Yarns Maia Baby Cardigan 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 astute 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. You'll want to make Maia Baby Blanket, the coordinating blanket to make this the perfect baby shower gift!
Finished Measurements: 16 (18, 20, 22)”
Yarn Requirements: shown in size 16”
Valley Yarns Longmeadow (60% Cotton/ 40% Microfiber, 50g/117yds)
Color A – 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins shown in Winter Lake
Color B – 1 skein for all sizes shown in Seafoam
Color C – 1 skein for all sizes shown in Lettuce
Needles: two US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular
Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch
Note: The original yarn recommended for this pattern has been discontinued. We suggest Valley Yarns Conway as a substitution.
This pattern is also available in the Valley Yarns Spring Baby Sets eBook.