Celtic Cable Knitting Pattern Free

Celtic Cable Knitting Pattern Free
Beautiful Celtic cable knitting pattern, intricate and stunning!

Abbreviations:

k = knit
p = purl
c4f = (cable 4 front)- slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit 2, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
c4b = (cable 4 back)- slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit 2, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
cr3l = slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, purl 1, then knit 2 from the cable needle.
cr3r = slip 1 stitch to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit 2, then purl 1 from the cable needle.
cr4l = slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, purl 2, then knit 2 from the cable needle.
cr4r = slip 2 stitch to a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, knit 2, then purl 2 from the cable needle.

Panel of 24 Stitches

Row 1 (RS): (p2, c4b, p2) x 3

Row 2 and every even row: knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches

Row 3: p1, cr3r, (cr4l, cr4r) x 2, cr3l, p1

Row 5: cr3r, p1, (p2, c4f, p2) x 2, p1, cr3l

Row 7: k2, p2, (cr4r, cr4l) x 2, p2, k2

Row 9: (k2, p2) x 2, p2, c4b, p2, (p2, k2) x 2

Row 11: k2, p2, (cr4l, cr4r) x 2, p2, k2

Row 13: cr3l, p1, (p2, c4f, p2) x 2, p1, cr3r

Row 15: p1, cr3l, (cr4r, cr4l) x 2, cr3r, p1

(Note: It has been brought to my attention that I had included a row {Row 17: (p2, k4, p2) X 3} which is not necessary to the pattern, I knitted this a long time ago and cannot remember the reference book i pulled it out from, so I have decided to take that row 17 out. Looking through all my reference books I have come across this celtic cable two more times, once in a written form and another in a chart as part of a cable and lace wrap, I will add these to the post so you can have a look at alternatives for this stitch)

ropes-cable chart

Comments


Isabel Gillie
May 25th, 2013

This beautiful Celtic Cable pattern is awesome
It stands out, cables are incredible
Thank you ,Kind Regards from Isabel Gillie


Knitting Bee
May 28th, 2013

thanks!


patricia
July 3rd, 2013

Hi I would like to know if you have ny celtic patterns for scarfs or blankets in this pattern, could you email me, and to let me know thanks


Knitting Bee
July 6th, 2013

Hi,

You could create your own scarf just by following this stitch with a garter or moss stitch border. Good luck!


Esther
July 30th, 2013

Is something wrong with row 16? Is it supposed to be row 17 and row 16 is the same as row 2? Thank you! It looks beautiful so far.


Knitting Bee
August 7th, 2013

You are correct, it’s a typo, sorry about that I will fix it.


Annie
August 22nd, 2013

What yarn would you suggest?


Emy0072
October 30th, 2013

Thanks so much for this beautiful cable, I’m knitting it right now, is so easy to make!
For me in Row 17 is something wrong , well not really wrong but I think you confused the k and the p when writing down because (k2,p4,k2) x3 didn’t look right to me so I did (p2,k4,p2) X 3 instead and the cable is coming out just fine.
Thanks again for the great pattern!


Eileen
November 6th, 2013

The pattern has had me baffled for days please can you amend the pattern. Lovely design cant wait to get knitting after reading that row 17 is printed wrong. Thanks.


lori craven
November 16th, 2013

hey how many cast on stitches did you use for this pattern?


Knitting Bee
December 3rd, 2013

the panel itself contains 24 stitches, on either side I just added a few reverse stockinette to create a background, you can add as many as you like.


Knitting Bee
December 3rd, 2013

I’ve recently moved house and all my notebooks and reference books are in storage, could anyone out there help shed light on this? much appreciated!


Knitting Bee
December 3rd, 2013

Thankyou so much Emy!!!

I will modify the notes above!


joenaas
January 1st, 2014

Wwws


Patricia Kraal
February 2nd, 2014

Beautiful!!!


Charlottez
April 6th, 2014

I’m knitting a headband with this pattern by adding a p2,k2,p2 border. The cable’s so beautiful! Thank you for this!


Knitting Bee
April 8th, 2014

Sounds really nice! so happy to help!


ducks
May 8th, 2014

how did you do the boarder and edge? The edge looks so good.


Knitting Bee
May 11th, 2014

Thank you, its just a seed stitch border


Jackie
June 14th, 2014

I wrote earlier saying that there was still a problem with the pattern. Since then I have knitted it for the front of a sweater and I can confirm that it is definitely a 16 row pattern. There are other sites where you can check this. Row 17 should be removed. Thanks.


Knitting Bee
June 17th, 2014

Hi Jackie, thanks for your help, I have modified the pattern above and added some more references that i could find. Kindest regards


Andriana
June 29th, 2014

Thanks for sharing this. A really well written pattern. I really had to concentrate though! I used it as the basis of a knitted afghan square for a friend.


Marie-Hélène à Madrid
September 22nd, 2014

Thank you for your free patterns. I have a little problem of comprenhension but t’s because my level of english is not as good as I want.

I made a pullover (I have finished sleeves and back) and now I’ll begin with the front of it and I decide to follow your pattern instead of the design of the model. I have a doubt with your post because I read 2 patterns. First, your explications and second one call “ROPES”. I see your blue sample and I see the white sample and I’m not able to see where is the difference. The explications are differents. Is it a problem of difficulty? Can you help me? Thank you a lot.