Reidette Girls Cardigan Knitting Pattern Download
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.
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