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5 free cable knitting patterns

Cables are an easy, elegant way to dress up a simple pattern. Twists, turns, knots, and loops, these patterns have it all! If you have never tried to cable before, this is your chance to learn a new skill and drape yourself in fabulous, cabled garments! 

One cable mitts

A perfect place for beginner cable knitters to start. Whip up these cosy mitts in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Hand Dyes and marvel at your skills while keeping your hands toasty. If you like these, take a look at more Blue Sky Fibers free patterns.

Collegiate cable sweater

Don't panic - you won't need to tackle knitting in the round AND cables with this pattern! Knit your pieces flat in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK then seam them together. Get playful with your colour combinations - maybe a pastel shade with a colour-pop trim?

Heirloom cables baby cardigan

Make your cabled project a mini one with this pattern by Lion Brand. You'll get the hang of cables and have an adorable little knitted gift to show for it! Knit it up in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.

Women's cabled sweater

Novita Yarns are our current obsession. This gorgeous cabled sweater is just one of their many stunning free patterns to excite and challenge a more advanced knitter. It is knitted in their 7 Veljestä yarn - an aran/worsted weight wonder, available in 24 stunning shades.

Chickling cable scarf

Cables are not just for winter - this scarf by Paintbox Yarns is knitted up in their Cotton DK! You'll want to wear it on a fresh spring morning while you stroll to the market, or on a little countryside jaunt.