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Celtic Cable Heart Stitch Knitting Pattern

This beautiful Cable Heart Stitch Pattern is an interlocking design in vertical panels that can be knitted to make up so many fun projects. It’s fun to see the cable heart design emerge as you knit. Knitting heart designs make it an extra special project filled with love.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable 6-pattern Knit Hearts E-Book in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Cable Heart Knitting Pattern Swatch in Pink Yarn
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📖 Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

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🧣  Cable Heart Project Ideas

Once you have fun knitting up these cable hearts, you can get really creative including them in fun knitting projects.

Knitted with super bulky yarn and large needles, my Cable Heart Knit Scarf knits up quickly on straight needles and looks so impressive. Additionally, multiple panels create a blanket of any size.

My Twisted Love Hat begins with a brim in the twisted rib stitch, allowing the hat to snugly fit on your head. While knitting the hat’s body, it’s fun to see the cable heart design emerge. Finishing up, the crown is beautifully finished in pattern and ready to wear immediately!

🧶 Knitting Supplies

My featured samples were created with size 11 US knitting needles and #5 bulky weight yarns, resulting in a 7″ wide knitting piece.

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

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Cable Heart knitting pattern in white yarn

💡 Knitting Techniques

Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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!

CO = Cast On Long Tail
K = Knit Stitch
P = Purl Stitch
Weave in Yarn Tails

Cable Stitches

  • 2/2R = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2L = Slip 2 Hold Front > Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2RP = Slip 2 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/2LP = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
  • 2/1RP = Slip 1 Hold Back > Knit 2 + Purl 1 from Cable Needle
  • 2/1LP = Slip 2 Hold Front > Purl 1 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle

💖 Knitting Instructions + Chart

Cast On in Multiples 24

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


Row 1: K2, P4, K2, 2/2R, 2/2L, K2, P4, K2

Row 2: K6, P12, K6



Row 3: K2, P4, 2/2RP, K4, 2/2LP, P4, K2

Row 4: K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K6

Row 5: K2, P3, 2/1RP, P2, 2/2R, P2, 2/1LP, P3, K2

Row 6: K5, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K5

Row 7: K2, P2, 2/1RP, P3, K4, P3, 2/1LP, P2, K2

Row 8: K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, K4

Row 9: K2, P2, K2, P4, 2/2R, P4, K2, P2, K2

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

Row 11: K2, P2, 2/2LP2/2R2/2L2/2RP, 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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I hope you are inspired to give this sweet Cable Heart pattern a try in your next knitting project. For more knitting full of love, check out all of my Popular Heart Knitting Patterns!

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