MarthaStewart.com offers instructions for several easy cable knit projects, including cabled headbands, hats and mittens, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete a cable stitch. Other websites with free cable-knitting patterns for beginners include Craftsy.com, About.com, BHG.com and AllFreeKnitting.com.
Craftsy shares a compilation of beginning knitting patterns that use the cable stitch. The projects include a double-plaited cable headband, cabled boot cuffs and a matching head warmer, a cabled cowl scarf for men, a knitted tea cozy and cable-stitch mug cozies.
About.com lists several free patterns for easy, small-scale cable-knit projects on its website, including a pattern for a cabled bun hair accessory, knit napkin rings and a cabled phone cozy. These smaller patterns are good ways to use up leftover yarn scraps. Patterns for larger knitting projects are also available, such as a pattern for a cabled pillow cover and a Staghorn cable stitch scarf.
More seasonal cable-knitting projects are available on the Better Homes and Gardens website, including free instructions for a cable-knit tree skirt and Christmas stocking. The site also includes patterns for knit wrist warmers and a women’s cabled sweater.
The website All Free Knitting’s offerings include a wide selection of patterns for easy cabled hats, headbands, fingerless gloves, bathmats and neck warmers, among others.