How to Knit the Sliding Block Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sliding block stitch. This stitch creates an interesting color work pattern. The sliding block stitch would be great for cowls, hats, and sweaters!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
wyib
With Yarn in Back – Hold the working yarn in back of the work, as to knit
wyif
With Yarn in Front – Hold the working yarn in front of the work, as to purl

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 6 stitches +3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Cast On with Color A Multiple of 6 sts + 3. Colors A and B.

  • Prep Row – Color A: knit.
  • Row 1 (Right Side): With Color B *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from *, end k3.
  • Row 2: With Color A , p3, *sl 1 wyif, p5; rep from *.
  • Row 3: k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1.
  • Row 4: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1.
  • Row 5: Switching to Color B , k3, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *.
  • Row 6: *p5, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3.
  • Row 7: Switching to Color A , k1, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from *, end sl 1 k1.
  • Row 8: k1, *sl 1 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl 1, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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