Heraldic Cable Pattern – an exercise in futility!

Inspired by a design from one of our Heraldic books, I slowly mapped out a pattern on graph paper. Then decided it would be nice worked in cables, not one of my best ideas, it turned out to be a steeper learning curve than I was prepared for.

It looked nothing like this on paper, although I’ve knitted a lot of cables, what I hadn’t realised when designing cable patterns is that you need an extra row, so what were neat little diamonds have ended up all elongated.

I really should have stopped after a few rows, but I thought I’d finish the pattern, publish it…then run off screaming to lie down in a dark room…this will take me days to recover from. Good luck to anyone who tries to knit it!

Heraldic Cables

For the pattern…

Knitting Abbreviations

Cast on multiples of 18 sts +3

Row 1: *P1, ktbl1, p7, ktbl3, p6* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 2: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k6, ptbl3, k7, ptbl1, k1* repeat to end.

Row 3: *P1, ktbl1, p6, k1, ktbl3, k1, p5* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 4: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k5, p1, ptbl3, p1, k6, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 5: *P1, ktbl, p5, T3B, kbtl1, T3F, p4* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 6: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k4, p2, k1, ptbl1, k1, p2, k5, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 7: *P1, ktbl1, p4, T3B, p1, ktbl1, p1, T3F, p3* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 8: K1, ptbl1, k1* k3, p2, k2, ptbl1, k2, p2, k4, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 9: *P1, ktbl1, p3, T3B, p2, ktbl1, p2, T3F, p1* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 10: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k2, p2, k3, ptbl1, k3, p2, k3, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 11: *P1, ktbl1, p2, T3B, p3, ktbl1, p3, T3F, p1* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 12: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k1, p2, k4, ptbl1, k4, p2, k2, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 13: *P1, ktbl1, p1, T3B, p4, ktbl1, p4, T3F* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 14: K1, ptbl1, k1 *p2, k5, ptbl1, k5, p2, k1, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 15: K1 *ktbl1, T3B, p5, ktbl1, p5, T3F* repeat to last 2 sts, ktbl1, p1.

Row 16: P1 *ptbl1, p2, k6, ptbl1, k6, p2* to last 2 sts, ptbl1, p1.

Row 17: *Ktbl3, k1, p6, ktbl1, p6, k1* repeat to last 3 sts, ktbl3.

Row 18: Ptbl3 *p1, k6, ptbl1, k6, p1, ptbl3* to end.

Row 19: *Ktbl3, p7, ktbl1, p7* repeat to last 3 sts, ktbl3.

Row 20: Ptbl3 *k7, ptbl1, k7, ptbl3* to end.

Row 21: *Ktbl3, k1, p6, ktbl1, p6, k1* repeat to last 3 sts, ktbl3.

Row 22: Ptbl3 *p1, k6, ptbl1, k6, p1, ptbl3* to end.

Row 23: K1 *ktbl1, T3F, p5, Ktbl1, P5, T3B* to last 2 sts, ptbl1, p1.

Row 24: P1 *ptbl1, k1, p2, k5, ptbl1, k5, p2, k1” to last 2 sts, ptbl1, p1.

Row 25: *P1, ktbl1, p1, T3F, p4, ktbl1, p4, T3b* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 26: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k1, p2, k4, ptbl1, k4, p2, k2, ptbl, k1* to end.

Row 27: *P1, ktbl1, p2, T3F, p3, T3B, p1* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 28: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k2, p2, k3, ptbl1, k3, p2, k3, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 29: *P1, ktbl1, p3, T3F, p2, ktbl1, p2, T3B, p2* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 30: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k3, p2, k2, ptbl1, k2, p2, k4, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 31: *P1, ktbl1, p4, T3F, p1, ktbl1, p1, T3B, p3* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 32: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k4, p2, k1, ptbl1, k1, p2, k5 ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 33: *P1, ktbl1, p5, T3F, ktbl1, T34B, p4* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 34: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k5, p2, ptbl1, p2, k6, ptbl1, k1* to end.

Row 35: *P1, ktbl1, p6, k1, ktbl3, k1, p5* repeat to last 3 sts, p1, ktbl1, p1.

Row 36: K1, ptbl1, k1 *k5, p1, ptbl3, p1, k6, ptbl1, k1* to end.

These 36 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

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