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.
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Reversible Cable Rib Scarf
Winding reversible cables in rib framed by seed stitch. Size 9"/23cm x 72"/183cm. Designed by Marilyn Losee. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by Lhiannon who used a smaller cable for cast off to avoid cable flare at the bottom.
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
- Get the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Cowl Patterns from Interweave
- Get the Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino used in the pictured project on Amazon
Reversible Cable Wrap
Knit from end to end, Tamara Goff’s triangular wrap features a luxurious cable along the neck edge.
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.
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]
Gale Zucker’s unisex scarf is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured project by oraxia
More Free Patterns
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. Pictured project by guarionex
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.
Reversible Cabled Scarf
Designed by Turvid, this scarf looks the same on both sides. Pictured project by tigermum
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
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
Manitou Passage Reversible Scarf
Jen Nashville designed this completely reversible cable scarf.
Braid Cable Reversible Hiking Scarf
Designed by Jeanna Quinones
Lava Flow Cowl
Reversible cables make Dixie Norton’s möbius cowl truly continuous.
Patterns for Purchase
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″.
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,
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.
- Get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the worsted weight yarn on Etsy
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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.
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 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.