Dunadd patterncard kit by Alice Starmore in Driftwood Hebridean 3 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn

Celtic Knotwork & Cable Tutorials

Celtic knotwork cables can give the impression of immense complexity but the techniques involved are straightforward. Cabling is one of the easiest forms of knitting and can be easily mastered once you have learned the basics of how to knit and purl.

I begin by describing three very different designs and styles and then follow with tutorials to guide you through all the techniques involved in knitting and designing your own Celtic knotwork and cable patterns.

An Overview of the St Brigid Design

A look at the St Brigid design, which features elegant panels of Celtic Knotwork set off by simple plaited cables.

St Brigid design from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn
St Brigid design from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn
An Overview of the Dunadd Design

A look at the Dunadd design, which features my Celtic-style emblem knots worked on a Reverse Stocking Stitch background.

Dunadd patterncard kit by Alice Starmore in Driftwood Hebridean 3 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn
Dunadd patterncard kit by Alice Starmore in Driftwood Hebridean 3 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn
An Overview of the Eala Bhan Design

A look at Eala Bhan, which is a fitted style with shaping incorporated into the vertical panels of the garment.

Eala Bhan design from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn
Eala Bhan design from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply pure British wool hand knitting yarn

Making an Infinite Knot

Beginning an Infinite Knot and Starting to Cable  over the Surface