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Reidette Girls Cardigan Knitting Pattern Download

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

After the positive response of my ladies’ version, Reid Cardigan, I was encouraged to create a girls’ pattern. This pattern was especially perfect to emulate for girls, because of its slight A-line shape. The shape adds a little flair and what we really love: it works well over skirts and dresses! The yarn used for the pattern is soft with a lofty feel. I found the unique blend a pleasure to knit with and the finished product is truly beautiful.

Sizes/Finished Chest Measurements
22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32)” / 56 (61, 66, 71, 76, 81)cm
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12/14) years
Shown in size 4 years

Solstice by Magpie Fibers
50/25/25 Wool/Cotton/Silk: 300yds (327m)/100g
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in Soiree


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

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


  • Stitch Markers, 4 distinguishable (for Raglan Inc)
  • 5-7 lockable M’s for button placement
  • 5-7 Buttons (approx. 3/4”/20mm) - Waste yarn or stitch holder(s)
  • Tapestry needle

A note about sizing: The sizing for children’s clothing can vary quite a bit. In my research, I found that range became even more muddled, as the sizes got bigger. The Size 12/14 has a 32” chest, which can fit between a 12 girl and an XS adult. If possible, its helpful to have the chest measurement of the recepient... and to do a proper gauge swatch.

Click HERE to learn more about Mr. Leonard Reid.

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

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