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Reversible Cable Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 30, 2016 | Featured

Reversible Cable Knitting Patterns for blankets, scarves, sweaters, shawls and more. Most patterns are free

Reversible patterns allow you freedom from worry about how your fold your blanket, tie your scarf, or wrap your shawl, because they will look great from either side. Cable patterns are particularly difficult to fit into reversible design and these projects incorporate cables and reversibility beautifully. These patterns interpret “reversible” in different ways: in some the wrong side looks exactly like the right side, in others the wrong side has a complementary interesting design, or in other desings the wrong side is a mirror image of the right side.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Winding River Cowl

Winding River Cowl

This reversible cowl features a ribbed cable pattern. It is knit flat, twisted, and seamed to form a moebius loop that takes advantage of the reversible cable pattern. DK weight. One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Cowl Patterns. Designed by Kathleen Cubley. Pictured project by PlayEarlyMusic

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Free Knitting Pattern for Reversible Cable Wrap

Reversible Cable Wrap

Knit from end to end, Tamara Goff’s  triangular wrap features a luxurious cable along the neck edge.

Free Knitting Pattern for Reversibly Cabled Dish Cloth

Reversibly Cabled Dishcloth

Sara H. Baldwin’s reversible cloth features cables of 1 by 1 rib and seed stitch. Other knitters have used it for scarves and cowls.

Free Knitting Pattern for Amused Pullover Sweater with Reversible Cables

Amused Sweater

Jordana Paige’s long-sleeved pullover sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down and features reversible cables so no matter how your collar folds over, it will always look like it’s showing the right side. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]

Free Knitting Pattern for Lamar Reversible Cable Scarf

© oraxia

Lamar Scarf

Gale Zucker’s unisex scarf is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Reversible Cable Baby Blanket

© guarionex

Scarlett’s Reversible Cable Baby Blanket

Suzanne Bryan’s baby blanket is reversible and the cables can be knit without a cable needle. Pattern includes cable flare compensation to keep the ends of the blanket flat.

Free Knitting Pattern for Wintry Cable Afghan Reversible Blanket

Wintry Cable Knit Afghan

Carole Dietrich’s reversible afghan pattern uses a ribbed cable and moss/seed stitch, so it looks the same on both sides.

Free Knitting Pattern Reversible Cabled Scarf

Reversible Cabled Scarf

Designed by Turvid, this scarf looks the same on both sides. Pictured project by tigermum

Free Knitting Pattern Winter Mist Wrap Reversible Cable Shawl

Winter Mist Wrap

Cath Ward;s shawl uses simple k2, p2 rib, with ribbed cables to create a woven texture. Completely reversible, it looks the same on both sides. Pictured project by reginajenett

Free Knitting Pattern for Joanie Sweater with Reversible Cables

Joanie Sweater

Martina Behm’s long-sleeved pullover sweater features reversible cables at the collar and cuffs so you’ll look great whether you wear the collar buttoned up or folded down. Bust 32, 36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5, 56 inches

Free knitting pattern for Manitou Passage reversible cable Scarf and more cozy scarf knitting patterns

Manitou Passage Reversible Scarf

Jen Nashville designed this completely reversible cable scarf.

Free knitting pattern for Braided Cable Scarf and more scarf knitting patterns

Braid Cable Reversible Hiking Scarf

Designed by Jeanna Quinones

Free Knitting Pattern for Lava Cowl moebius cowl with reversible cables

Lava Flow Cowl

Reversible cables make Dixie Norton’s möbius cowl truly continuous.

Patterns for Purchase

Reversible Cabled Afghan Knit Pattern

Reversible Cable Afghan

This knitting pattern is unique for cabled afghans because it’s reversible! It looks just as great on either side!  Finished size: 48″ x 58″.

Get the knitting pattern at Annie’s

Recommended yarn also available at the pattern site

Knitting with Rosamund Cardigan with short sleeves and braided cable

Rosamund’s Cardigan

An eight-stitch reversible cable embossed onto the edges and yoke of a simple reverse-stockinette body lets the collar of Rosamund’s Cardigan lie flat in lapels or stand up as a funnel neck. Andrea Pomerantz planned for edges that look finished, whether they’re swinging open or cleanly closed with hidden hook-and-eye fastenings. Sizes 341/2 (37, 401/2, 44, 48, 511/2)” bust circumference,

Knitting pattern for Cabled Fingerless Mitts

Reversible Cable Worsted Mitts

A fantastic super-warm last-minute winter gift, these fingerless mitts knit up quickly from just one ball of worsted weight yarn in just a few hours.

Knitting Pattern for Aaberknot Reversible Cable Lace Stole

Aaberknot Shawl

Aaberknot (knot with magical properties, used when casting spell) is a reversible rectangle stole with cable to give it substance and lace to give it drape. Available in English and in Dutch.

Knitting Pattern Reversible Cable Carseat Baby Blanket

Owly Car Seat Baby Blanket

This a reversible blanket knit with Double Cable, Seed and Garter stitches features a multi-point harness slit knit into the blanket so that your blanket will stay in place covering your little one, without bunching up.

Reversible Cables Workshop

Reversible Cables Workshop with Lily Chin

This Knitting Daily Workshop makes knitting reversible cables easy with several ways for creating this unique reversible effect. Available as Video download or DVD.

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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