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17+ Cable Knitting Patterns You Will Love!


In this post, you will see 17+ cable knitting patterns you will love!

You may be new to cable knitting or an experienced knitter but whatever the case, there will some patterns included for you to try.

There are lots of projects to choose from including; gloves, arm warmers, hats, mittens, a wrap, and a chunky knit cable blanket.

Claires hand knitted wrist warmers

Knitting Cables

Teach yourself a new stitchy technique in the form of cables if you are looking for a new challenge.

There are so many cable stitches available from the easy C4F knitting (cable 4 forward) and C4B (cable 4 back) to more complicated designs like the Celtic plait.

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In this pattern round-up, you will see a mixture for all skill levels.

If you have never attempted a cable in your knitting yet – this is the time to have a go!

cable knitting

Cable stitch patterns

For anyone who is new to cables, there is a cable stitch pattern guide that will help you to learn the most basic of cables.

This will help you to learn the basics and make swatches/samples of each cable design.

You can view the blog post in the list below or grab the Ebook in my shop here.

cable stitch patterns

Cable knit hat pattern

There is also a collection of cable knit hat patterns for you to see.

All of these hats are knit in the round.

There are patterns included for adult hats and a baby hat.

cable knit baby hat

Cable knit blanket

One of my most loved patterns is the chunky cable knit blanket.

This is knit with two strands of super bulky yarn on size 25mm (US 50) knitting needles.

It knits up faster than most blankets and will be sure to keep you cozy!

chunky cable knit blanket on large circular needles

17+ Cable Knitting Patterns You Will Love!

Get your knitting needles and cable needle ready, then choose your next cable knitting pattern!

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed the pattern round-up, I’d love to see your cables on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook page and share a photo, I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting!

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  1. I am really loving your arm warmers! I am curious as to when and how you wear them? I think the Castle Leoch ones are my favourite. I’m just not sure what you wear them with? I also love the shrug too, but (again), I don’t understand what or how and when you wear something like that. All your designs are beautiful!

    1. Hello Colleen,
      I think many people wear them in fall and in the spring when it’s chilly – to drive, type, or just as a fashion statement!
      The shrug could also be worn over a long-sleeved shirt on a chilly day – for walks with your dog or while working from home.
      I think there are lots of ways you can wear them.
      This would be a great question for the Handy Little Me Facebook group – I bet lots of makers could answer this for you and give you more ideas!
      I hope that helps!

  2. Hello, I want to buy your chunky cable knot pattern but I am confused as to what kind of needles that I need for this pattern, you said that you used US 36 needle as your cable needle, then you said that if you have a US 50 straight needle you can use that for the cables. I am a basic knitter & do not understand, Do I need ti purchase different size needles to make the cables?

    1. Hello Susan,
      I did not have a cable needle this large, so used a 20mm (US 36) needle as my cable needle.
      If you have a 25mm (US 50) straight needle – I would recommend using that for the cables.
      It is difficult to get a US 50-size cable needle.
      I hope that helps,