Want to be able to create those lovely cables you see on well-loved knitted sweaters? These easy cable knitting patterns should help you get started. From easy knitting projects like headbands, beanies, to blankets, these cable knitting patterns are perfect for teaching beginners some new knitting skills.
While cables may seem overwhelming to knit, they're actually just knit stitches made in a different order which gives you the twisted stitch look. It simply takes some time, and a bit of patience and you'll have it figured out in no time flat. If you're interested, I recommend this amazing 50 Knit Stitches class that will help you master these knit stitches and more. If you're more of a visual learner, stop by and check out the 50 Knit Stitches video tutorials class.
We’ve gathered here 10 of the easiest patterns for first-time knitters to tackle that most fascinating of knitting wonders – cables! Once you learn these basics, you might just find yourself creating your own twisty cables yourself!
Chunky Cable Knit Headband
This is a super simple knitting pattern using super bulky yarn and you can use whichever method you'd like. Get to work making tons of these for all your friends and family!
Via The Snugglery
The Berk beanie is the perfect beginner’s cable knitting pattern. If you haven't tried or attempting to learn cable knitting, this is the perfect project for you!
Super Bulky Toddler Cable Hat
This pattern is knitted in the round with circular & double pointed needles. It’s a super quick and easy knitting pattern, ideal if you’re new to knitting cables. This one made the perfect baby shower gift for a friend!
This cable-knit headband knits up super quick because it’s made with chunky yarn, and the cables make it look a lot more complicated than it actually is.
Via DIY in PDX
Celtic Cables Cowl
This cowl is so much fun to knit. Made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn, it's super soft and warm, with that lovely squishy texture unique to cable knitting. Perfect for a winter day.
Big Cables Pillow
This cable-textured pillow sure adds hominess and style to modern or traditional décor. The big cables throughout the pillow pattern gives it a nice touch.
Chunky Cabled Cowl
Cable stitches add so much style to outdoor accessories, yet are very easy to create! This cowl is knit up with a simple six-stitch cable pattern. If you are new to cables, don’t be intimidated. It's your time to learn and get ready to take your knitting to a whole new level.
Via Leelee Knits
Cable It Up
Yes! These cables look great from the front or the back! This scarf is just a few easily repeated rows. The pattern doesn’t say it…but you’ll need a cable needle too!
Cable Knit Cup Cozy
Even if you’re a beginner knitter, I think you’ll find this pattern pretty simple. With your own unique cup cozy, everyone knows whose cup is whose. And, you can show off your chic cup cozy to everyone else in the coffee shop, right?
Easy Cable Knit Blanket
The Easy Cable Knit Blanket Pattern is the perfect pattern to practice your cable knitting skills while also making something beautiful for your home. This easy knitting pattern uses alternating stripes of seed stitch and cabled design to create a knit blanket with the ultimate great texture and look.
There are a lot of cable knitting patterns out there to try after you’re done with these easy ones. Jump in and take the knitting plunge!
Looking for more great knitting patterns? Check out these other round-up posts on my blog:
- 18 Knitting Accessories Every Knitter Will Love
- 11 Cozy Chunky Blankets You’ll Want to Knit This Weekend
- 20 Cute Pillow Patterns You Can Knit Up This Weekend