Sterling Slipover by Janine Myska

Sterling Slipover

June 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
516 - 1345 yards (472 - 1230 m)
9 Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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The sleeveless Sterling Slipover is a sophisticated knitted vest featuring squishy cables running along a background of reverse-stockinette. Each element of this pattern was thoughtfully designed with comfort and style in mind. You’ll find a 2x2 ribbed edging that is folded over and seamed to the inside of the work to create a clean, double layer of fabric along both the neckline and sleeve openings, adding width to the shoulder area and allowing you to wear a bra without showing any straps. Sterling is practical, fashionable, and polished, down to the last detail.

Let this design shine on its own or try wearing over a collared button-up for a business-casual look.

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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Fisherman

  • 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
  • 197 yds (180 m) per 3-oz (85-g) skein
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Yardage: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Wool-Ease, or

  • 516 (591, 693, 759, 894) (1077, 1142, 1268, 1345) yds
  • 472 (540, 634, 694, 817) (985, 1044, 1159, 1230) m

Substitute Wool-Ease with any similar worsted weight, category #4 yarn. For a finished vest similar to the one shown, choose a yarn with similar properties, being mindful of the weight and yardage per skein.

Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle, several stitch markers, an additional needle (of similar size) for 3 needle bind-off, scrap yarn or stitch holders for placing work on hold

Needles Required:
Main Gauge Needle - Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge with the following recommended cord length:

  • 32-40” (80-100 cm) cord for body, or cord long enough to accommodate all body sts for your size

Ribbing Needle – Size U.S. 6 (4 mm) or size that is 1.5 mm smaller than main gauge needle, with the recommended cord length:

  • 16-20” (40-50 cm) cord


  • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Sizing: This #SizeInclusive slipover is written in nine sizes as follows: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only.

  • Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row. If only one number is provided, it applies to all sizes.

  • Construction: This slipover is worked flat from the bottom-up in two separate panels: front and back. Each panel is shaped for the neckline and then joined at the shoulders using a 3-needle bind-off. Next, the sides are seamed using the mattress stitch. Lastly, you will pick up stitches to knit the mitred V-neck and armhole openings.