How to knit a cable shaped like a heart

In this DROPS video we will show you how to knit a cable shaped as a heart.
We knit an edge in each side with 2 stitches = edge stitches and we have already 24 stitches casted on and knitted 2 rows.

In the beginning of the video we show row 1-12. Then we show the cable which is knitted 3 times

Work as follows:
ROW 1 (right side): knit 2 (= edge stitches), purl 4, knit 2, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, knit 2, purl 4 and knit 2 (= edge stitches).

ROW 2 (wrong side): Knit 2 + 4, purl 12, knit 4 + 2.

ROW 3: Knit 2, purl 4, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, purl 2 from the cable needle, knit 4, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, purl 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, purl 4 and knit 2 (= edge stitches).

ROW 4: Knit 2+4, purl 2, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2, purl 2 and knit 4+2.

ROW 5: Knit 2, purl 3, put 1 stitch on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, purl 1 from the cable needle, purl 2, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, purl 2, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, purl 1, knit 2 from the cable needle, purl 3 and knit 2.

ROW 6: Knit 2+3, purl 2, knit 3, purl 4, knit 3, purl 2 and knit 3+2.

ROW 7: Knit 2, purl 2, put 1 stitch on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, purl 1 from the cable needle, purl 3, knit 4, purl 3, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front, purl 1, knit 2 from the cable needle, purl 2 and knit 2.
ROW 8: Knit 2+2, purl 2, knit 4, purl 4, knit 4, purl 2 and knit 2+2.
ROW 9: Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 4, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, purl 4, knit 2, purl 2 and knit 2.
ROW 10: Knit 2+2, purl 2, knit 4, purl 4, knit 4, purl 2 and knit 2+2.

ROW 11: Knit 2, purl 2, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front of the piece, purl 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, put 2 stitches on the cable needle in front on the piece, knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle, put 2 stitches on the cable needle behind the piece, knit 2, purl 2 from the cable needle, purl 2 and knit 2.

ROW 12: Knit 2+4, purl 12 and knit 4+2.
Repeat row 3-12 until the desired length and cast off.

We use DROPS Eskimo in the video, but the smaller example in pink is made with DROPS Cotton Merino, the cable is also knitted 3 times. You must read the text above in addition to watching the video.

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