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. Updated 2/6/23
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Reversible 8 Row Repeat Cable Braided Cowl
Infinity scarf cowl (shown wrapped double) knit with an 8 row repeat reversible ribbed cable. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns ® Llamerino yarn at Amazon
- See more Infinity Scarf Knitting Patterns
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.
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″.
Get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
Recommended yarn also available at the pattern site
Reversible Hugs and Kisses Cable Blanket
Both sides of this blanket are covered with long lines of XOXO in cables. Designed by Heaventoseven
Reversible Super Scarf
Each of the six designs in Super Scarves to Knit from Leisure Arts is about 14 inches wide and 120 inches long. The designs by Lisa Gentry include Pebbles, Radiance, Regency, Reversible Cables, Chevron, and Mosaic.
- See more pics and get the book at Leisure Arts (digital download or paperback)
- Or get the paperback on Amazon (Prime available)
Rapunzel’s Surprise Cable Baby Blanket
Completely reversible braided cable blanket in three sizes. Quick knit in chunky yarn.
Cable Scarf and Hat
Matching beanie and scarf knit in 2 colors and what looks like ribbed cable. It looks like it would be reversible even if you only did one layer on the scarf because of the ribbed cable. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Sirdar for Hayfield Bonus Chunky.