The Braided Heart Cable Stitch

Stitch Description

The braided heart cable stitch is a large cabled heart motif. Using cable twist stitches, this unique knitting pattern creates interlocking columns of hearts. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or just to show your love, the braided heart cable stitch can be used in everything from washcloths to scarves to blankets.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
3/1 LPC
3 over 1 Left Purl Cross (T4L – Twist 4 Left): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1 from main needle, k3 from cable needle.
3/2 RPC
3 over 1 Right Purl Cross (T4R – Twist 4 Right): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3 from main needle, p1 from cable needle.
3/2 LPC
3 over 2 Left Purl Cross (T5L – Twist 5 Left): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2 from main needle, k3 from cable needle.
3/2 RPC
3 over 2 Right Purl Cross (T5R – Twist 5 Right): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3 from main needle, p2 from cable needle.
3/3 LC
3 over 3 Left Cross (C6F – Cable 6 Front): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3 from main need, k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC
3 over 3 Right Cross (C6B – Cable 6 Back): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3 from main need, k3 from cable needle.
3/3 LPC
3 over 3 Left Purl Cross (T6L – Twist 6 Left): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p3 from main needle, k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RPC
3 over 3 Right Purl Cross (T6R – Twist 6 Right): Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3 from main needle, p3 from cable needle.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Advanced

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 16

  Pattern Repeat 
24 Sts Panel

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: 24 st panel

  • Row 1 (RS): P9, k6, p9.
  • Row 2: K9, p6, k9.
  • Row 3: P9, 3/3 RC, p9.
  • Row 4: Repeat row 2.
  • Row 5: P6, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p6.
  • Row 6: K6, p12, k6.
  • Row 7: P3, 3/3 RPC, k6, 3/3 LPC, p3.
  • Row 8: K3, p3, k3, p6, k3, p3, k3.
  • Row 9: P, 3/2 RPC, p3, 3/3 RC, p3, 3/2 LPC, p.
  • Row 10: K, p3, k5, p6, k5, p3, k.
  • Row 11: 3/1 RPC, p5, k6, p5, 3/1 LPC.
  • Row 12: P3, k6, p6, k6, p3.
  • Row 13: K3, p6, 3/3 RC, p6, k3.
  • Row 14: Repeat row 12.
  • Row 15: 3/3 LPC, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, 3/3 RPC.
  • Row 16: K3, p18, k3.

Repeat rows 1-16 until you have reached your desired length.

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