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Reid Pullover Knitting Pattern Download

Click HERE to learn about Mr. Leonard Reid, an important figure in Sarasota’s early history.

After the success of my Reid Cardigan, a pullover version was suggested. I wanted this new design to be the same… but different. Reid Pullover has the same drape and flattering shape, with a slightly fuller fit (for layering), updated details, and a full-length sleeve. This has quickly become one of my favorite styles to wear. Its cozy, like your favorite sweatshirt, but oh so elevated.

Finished Measurements
36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” 91 (102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152)cm bust circ.
Suggested Fit: 2-5” positive ease, See Notes.
Shown in size 40” (102cm) with 4” (10cm) positive ease.

Solstice by Magpie Fibers
50/25/25 Wool/Cotton/Silk: 300yds (327m)/100g
3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in Tactical

- Stitch Markers, 5 distinguishable
(for Raglan Inc, then BOR, See Notes)

  • Waste yarn or stitch holder(s)
  • Tapestry needle


  • 24”, 32” and/or 40” circular needles in size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 24” circular needles in size US 6 (4 mm) or 1 size smaller than size used for gauge.
  • Needles suitable for working small circ. in the round in US 7 (4.5mm) and US 6 (4mm), for sleeves.

19 sts and 25 rows = 4” (10cm) in Stk st on larger size needle, after wet-blocking.

This pullover is knit top down, with raglan increases. It begins flat and is then joined in the round. You will separate for the sleeves, placing those stitches on hold, until the body is completed. The bottom has increases worked within the Twisted Rib.

I get asked about sizing quite often. For this design, I recommend 2-5” of positive ease (this means you add that amount to your ACTUAL measurement- the widest part) and that will give you the Finished Measurement size you should choose.

A note about yarn choice: Either a fluffy DK or light-worsted will work for this gauge. The Solstice DK used in the sample is a blend of wool, cotton and silk, which enhances drape. A yarn with a tighter twist will produce a more defined, solid shape.

Images by: Jessica Claire Photography

Read more about my transition from Commercial Design to Knitwear Design HERE.

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