Today’s Cable Heart Stitch Pattern is an interlocking design in vertical panels that can be knitted to make up so many fun projects. I think these pretty hearts would look great as a scarf. Multiple panels can create a blanket of any size, too. It’s always fun to see the cable heart design emerge as you knit. And hearts make it an extra special project filled with love.

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MATERIALS for the Cable Heart Stitch Pattern

• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn
• Cable Needle
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

My featured samples were created with size 11 US knitting needles and #5 bulky weight yarns, resulting in a 7″ wide knitting piece. My Pink Yarn is Cozy Wool™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® in the color Petal Pink. My White Yarn is Uptown Bulky Yarn by Universal Yarn in the color Cream.

How to Knit a Cable Heart | Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


KNITTING PATTERN for the Cable Heart 

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WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS CABLE HEART KNITTING PATTERN

There are 6 different cable stitches in this pattern. I have created the pattern with a color-coded system to easily discern the different cable stitches. Hope it helps!

KNITTING TECHNIQUES + ABBREVIATIONS
SLIP KNOT
BO
= Bind Off
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl

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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

Cast On in Multiples 24

Garter Edge: You may wish to start with a garter edge to begin. In my examples, I added 4 rows of the knit stitch before starting the cable heart pattern.

Note: For all even rows (2, 4, 6, etc), you’re simply knitting the knits and purling the purls! I’ll add the written instructions for those rows, too.

SET UP ROWS

Row 1: K2, P4, K2, C4BC4F, K2, P4, K2

Row 2: K6, P12, K6
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CABLE HEART REPEAT ROWS

Row 3: K2, P4, CR4B, K4, CL4F, P4, K2

Row 4: K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K6

Row 5: K2, P3, CR3B, P2, C4B, P2, CL3F, P3, K2

Row 6: K5, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K5

Row 7: K2, P2, CR3B, P3, K4, P3, CL3F, P2, K2

Row 8: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 9: K2, P2, K2, P4, C4B, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 10: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 11: K2, P2, CL4FC4BC4FCR4B, P2, K2

Row 12: K6, P12, K6

Repeat Cable Heart Rows 3 – 12 until your piece is the length you desire and bind off.


 

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