Knitting patterns for wraps knit with cables. Many of the patterns are free.
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Crescent shaped shawl worked sideways in garter stitch with cable wing details and decorative welted edge. DK weight yarn. Designed by Tanja Steinbach.
Elegant lace and cabled rectangular wrap in a 24 row repeat that forms a wavy zigzag pattern. Written instructions or chart. DK weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Cabled And Buttoned Wrap
Long rectangular shawl knit mostly in a 2 row repeat of seed stitch, stockinette, and reverse stockinette, with cable rows every 10th row for a 10 row repeat. Written instructions or chart. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald for Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Braid Edged Shawl
Triangular shaped asymmetric shawl with braided cables framing stockinette body. Bulky weight yarn. Great in multicolor yarn! Designed by Linda Allegra. Available in English and Italian
Glimfeather Cabled Shawl
Top down shaped shawl with gorgeous cables in a Faroese design with trapezoid back, side panels, and shoulder shaping to help it stay on the shoulders. It is approximately 28” from the neck to the bottom and 102” tip to tip. Designed by Laura Wile. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by Laura Wile.
Cabled Shoulder Shrug
This gorgeous shoulder wrap combines 3 different scales of the same braided cable. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations. 3 sizes XS to 5XL.
The twists and waves of the cable on this wrap were inspired by Celtic torques and the shawl is edged with zigzag mesh lash. Knit sideways. Written instructions or charts. Finished size is approximately 35” [89 cm] x 90” [228 cm]. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Camille Coizy Delahaie. Available in English and French
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Inis Oírr Shawl
Rectangular wrap with a mixture of cables and textures. Main body is knit with 20 row repeat. Then a cabled border with mitered corners is knit on. Finished size is approximately 35” [89 cm] x 90” [228 cm]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kelly G. for Knotions.
Reversible rectangular wrap with cables on a background of dropped stitches. Knit with fingering weight yarn on larger needles to create a beautiful drape. Designed by Keri Williams for Knitty. Pictured projects by jacrae and the designer.
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Lovely Day Shawl
Crescent shaped shawl knit sideways in a 24 row repeat cable and lace design on stockinette. DK weight yarn. Designed by Camille Coizy Delahaie. Written instructions. Available in English and French.
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Asymmetrical triangular garter stitch shawl with a welted edge that gives the look of a pleated ruffle, bordered by a cable braid. Worked side to side, and shaped with short-rows to create a curved shape. DK weight yarn. Kit also available. Designed by Patons.
Rectangular shawl knit in 3 sections featuring Diamond With Bobble Cable framed by Twin Rope cables and finished with fringe. Written instructions and charts. Designed by Kathy Zimmerman for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Pull Through Cable Wrap
Cynthia Yanok Wise designed this wrap that features cables, seed stitch borders, and a slit for wrapping the shawl.
Tassel Cable Crescent Shawl
Stockinette shawl with a decorative cable border and shaped with short rows. Cable stitch pattern is given in written instructions and chart. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Leapman.
Celtic Myths Shawl
Half circle shawl with a beautiful celtic cable border, worked top down, with the border knit on. Size 150 x 50cm (60 x 20 inch) after blocking. Designed by Asita Krebs. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by Manicmaiden. Available in English, French, German, and Korean.
Asymmetric triangular shawl featuring a ribbed cable motif, on a two-color striped garter stitch background. The pattern begins by casting on just a few stitches, and increasing the stitch count as the shawl progresses. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Playing With Fibre for Knitty.
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by Christelle Nihoul
Full Cable Shawl
Earth and Sky’s triangle shaped shawl is worked from the top down, with a garter stitch edging and border. The simple all over cable design is a great project for learning cables.
Cabled Button Wrap
Designed by Erika Flory, this shawl is a quick and easy introduction to cables. Three buttons make it adjustable.
Honeycomb Stitch Wrap
This is one of my absolute favorite stitch patterns! This shawl / scarf by Cathy Payson for Red Heart is just a 4 row repeat. It’s a great first cable pattern.
Celtic Cables Wrap
Cables and seed stitch make this shawl by Yarnspirations luxurious but simple to knit. Approx 14” x 60” [35.5 x 152.5 cm]
Patterns for Purchase
Triangle shaped cabled shawl worked from the top down, starting with a garter-tab cast-on to create a clean neck edge. Worsted weight yarn. One of the patterns in Quick + Easy Knits ebook. Designed by Mindy Wilkes.
Glencoyne Dale Celtic Cable Shawl or Throw
Cabled sea creatures resembling stylized fish or whales flow the length of this knitted work of art inspired by a stone carving near Ullswater. Designed by Susanne Daum. DK weight yarn.
Reversible Calza Shawl
Half-circle shawl knit sideways with garter stitch, shaped with short rows, with a cable edge. Designed by Lisa R. Myers. Sport weight yarn.
Flood Tide Wrap
This rectangular shawl is worked back and forth from end to end in a simple yet beautiful lattice-cable pattern bordered by a braided cable. Designed by Triona Murphy. Worsted weight yarn.
Hope Springs Shawl
This small shawl is knit from the top down, and is a three-quarter circle shape. Lace, ribbing, and meandering cables are sure to keep you entertained. Designed by Amy Gunderson. DK weight yarn.
Honey Honey Honey
Triangular shawl features three different honeycomb cable and twisted stitch patterns alternating with garter stitch. Worked sideways as a bias-knit. The pattern contains complete written as well as charted instructions. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured projects by the designer and Agnetha5. Fingering weight yarn.
Rectangular wrap in moss stitch with luxurious cable edge. A scarf pattern is also included. Rated easy by the designer SusanKnitsDesign. Super bulky weight yarn.
Volta Wavy Cable Shawl
The beautiful flowing pattern of this wrap is created with very simple ribbing and a few basic cables.
Fallen Cloud Shawl
Beautiful cables and lace create an elegant border on this warm & cosy triangular shawl. Worked sideways in a mix of garter stitch, cables and lace in worsted weight yarn makes it a quick and engaging knit. Designed by Lisa Hannes. Pictured project by beckyswaff
This cable triangular shawl is 58″ W x 24″ D.
This rectangular shawl / stole is cozy all year round.