Celtic Heart Cable Knit Scarf Pattern

My Celtic Heart Cable Knit Scarf Pattern is a sweet intermediate-level project. Knitted with super bulky yarn and large needles, this project knits up quickly on straight needles and looks so impressive.

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Heart Cable Knit Scarf in Pink Wool Yarn on Dress Form

Knitted Heart Cable Scarf Design

My Cable Heart Stitch pattern has become really popular, so I thought you would enjoy a project pattern using this stitch. Create this beautiful texture of interlocking hearts for your next gift filled with love.

Scarf Size and Dimensions

The finished scarf size is 72″ x 7″ blocked. Of course, you may change the number of cable repeats to easily modify the length of your scarf.

Knitting Gauge

Cable Heart Pattern Blocked 4″ x 4″ Gauge Swatch: 14 sts x 13 rows

Scarf Construction

The knitted scarf is created from the bottom up on straight needles using a cable needle, too. This cable stitch is not a reversible pattern, so the heart motif is only visible on the right side of your work. However, the wrong side looks pretty, too, with a smooth Stockinette design of its own.

Cable Repeats

This pattern consists of 24 cast-on stitches in 10-row repeats using 6 different cable stitches to create this beautifully detailed design.

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Knitting Techniques + Chart

I have created a color-coded system in both the written and chart patterns to easily discern the 6 different cable stitches at a glance. Knitters have told me they love it and I hope it helps you, too!

C4B = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
C4F = Slip 2 Hold Front > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
CR4B = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 2 from Cable Needle
CL4F = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle

CR3B = Slip 1 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 1 from Cable Needle
CL3F = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 1 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle

Knitting Chart for Cable Heart Scarf

Knitting Instructions

Cast On 24 Stitches


Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: Knit All

Row 3: K2, P4, K2, C4BC4F, K2, P4, K2

Row 4: K6, P12, K6

Continue to Section 2.


Row 5: K2, P4, CR4B, K4, CL4F, P4, K2

Row 6: K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K6

Row 7: K2, P3, CR3B, P2, C4B, P2, CL3F, P3, K2

Row 8: K5, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K5

Row 9: K2, P2, CR3B, P3, K4, P3, CL3F, P2, K2

Row 10: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 11: K2, P2, K2, P4, C4B, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 12: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 13: K2, P2, CL4FC4BC4FCR4B, P2, K2

Row 14: K6, P12, K6

Repeat Rows 5 – 14 a total of 12 times for scarf length of 72″ long. Otherwise, add or subtract the number of heart repeats for the scarf length required. Then continue to Section 3.


Row 15: K2, P2, CR4BC4FC4BCL4F, P2, K2

Row 16: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 17: K2, P2, K2, P4, C4F, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 18: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 19: K2, P2, CL3F, P3, K4, P3, CR3B, P2, K2

Row 20: K5, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K5

Row 21: K2, P3, CL3F, P2, C4F, P2, CR3B, P3, K2

Row 22: K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K6

Row 23: K2, P4, CL4F, K4, CR4B, P4, K2

Row 24: K6, P12, K6

Repeat Rows 15 – 24 as many times as you repeated in the above Section 2, then continue to Section 4.


Row 25: K2, P4, K2, C4BC4F, K2, P4, K2

Row 26: K6, P12, K6

Row 27: Knit All

Row 28: Knit All


Cast Off all stitches.

Cut yarn.

Weave all ends.

Lightly block to shape. I first wet-blocked my scarf with my interlocking mats and allowing to dry for 24 hours. I encouraged my curling edges to lay flat with a little light steam using a wet towel and iron on low heat.

Yarn Fringe (Optional). I added 7-inches of yarn fringe to the ends of my scarf. I think it finishes this fashionable design nicely.

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