Working cables is one of the most satisfying of
knitting techniques. Cables add texture to all kinds of garments; they keep
knitting interesting, they add a little challenge, and they look fabulous! We've gathered seven patterns for you in this eBook, The Art of Cable Knitting:
7 Free Patterns for a Cable Knit Sweater, Scarf, Pullover, and More. From cowls to wraps to sweaters, these fun knit cable designs will
satisfy your urge for cable knitting!
|From left to right: Winding River Cowl, Valkyrie Vest, Interlocking Cables
My Winding River Cowl
is a super cozy neck warmer comprised of reversible
cables that cross every 14 or 28 rows. The resulting fabric reminded me of the
twists and turns rivers take. Use a yummy yarn like a cashmere/merino blend for
a luxurious treat.
The Valkyrie Vest
by Lisa Shroyer is a beautiful cabled piece that's
to all figures. When Lisa was designing this vest, she thought a plain,
vertical pattern seemed boring so she started traveling the cables out,
achieving a winged effect. "Hence, the Valkyrie Vest," she says.
by Shirley Paden is a showstopper. The allover cable
pattern is made up of interlocking rope cables and the fold-over boatneck
gives this sweater a sophisticated look.
|Clockwise: Rittenhouse Scarf, Wheat Ear Cable Yoke, Anniversary Pullover, Five-Way Cable Wrap
The Rittenhouse Scarf
by Marilyn Murphy is also a reversible
design, one that's
combined with ribbing around the neck. Worked in two identical sections
provisional cast on, this scarf is a lovely addition to anyone's
The Wheat Ear Cable Yoke
by Pam Allen is a study in contrast: the
knitted textures with smooth stockinette. A two-stitch twist cable
with a seven-stitch wheat ear cable to make a stunning yoke at the top
smooth, stockinette body.
Kathy Zimmerman's Anniversary Pullover
designed as an anniversary gift for
her husband. The knitted cables and checks represent the twists and
turns of married
life, which is such a lovely sentiment. This is the perfect "man
which also works great for women!
Lily Chin's Five-Way Cable Wrap
(from her book Power Cables
) is a
that functions as a shrug, wrap, poncho, or stole. Lily's wrap is
stole with buttons and buttonholes added in strategic positions. You'll
this inventive piece!
The designs in The Art
of Cable Knitting:
7 Free Patterns for a Cable Knit Sweater, Scarf, Pullover, and More
represent the best in cable knitting, from beginning to
advanced—with these patterns we're sure you'll enjoy knitting cables as much as