Pattern of the Week: Slide Pullover

Explore modular knitting with the Slide Pullover, a fun, unconventional sweater design. Color blocking never goes out of style, especially worked in a classic, neutral color palette. This pullover feels current while simultaneously recalling the big, bold color blocking of the 1990s. Details like the split hem, ribbed cuffs and hems, and drop shoulders give this design a laid back, casual feel that’s a great pairing for a crisp white shirtdress, as modeled in the magazine, or your comfiest pair of jeans.

You’ll love styling the Slide Pullover, but you’ll love to knit it even more. The drop sleeves and scoop neck make for easy knitting, while the multicolor, multidirectional knitting will intrigue and delight you. Most of the pullover is worked in stockinette, so you’ll move quickly from section to section, and all those changes in direction will keep your interest from start to finish.

Don’t fear the asymmetry! Embrace it in this delightfully off-kilter design, one of six projects from the knitscene Summer 2018 “Panels” collection.

slide pullover

Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 37½ (41½, 46½, 50½, 53½, 59)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41½”; modeled with 8½” of positive ease.

YARN Tahki Yarns Scotland (100% fine merino wool; 174 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #11 wine (dark red; A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls; #02 taupe (B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls; #10 dark denim (dark blue; C), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls; #01 cream (D), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.

NEEDLES  Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 18 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needles.

What Colors Will You Use for the Slide Pullover?

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