The 12 Best Cable Knit Sweaters to Cozy Up In

These soft colorways and snuggly fabrics are perfect for chilly weather.

woman wears ivory cable knit sweater
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They look right at home when they're layered for winter, but in softer colorways and lighter fabrics, the best cable knit sweaters are great all-season contenders. Variations in textures, shapes, and silhouettes give the knit that was traditionally worn on the high sea a high-fashion makeover. You can style a cropped cable knit sweater with a feminine slip skirt or pair a fitted rope-like knit with a light denim wash. Open weaves and mixed materials sidestep traditional diamond-weave cable knits but offer a fun contemporary boost. Ahead, we've got our picks for the best sweaters done in cable knit, ranging from classic to contemporary. Scroll onward for a bunch of cozy new options to choose from.

The Best Cable Knit Sweaters

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, where she writes deep-dive trend reports, zeitgeisty fashion featurettes on what style tastemakers are wearing, long-form profiles on emerging designers and the names to know, and human interest vignette-style round-ups. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, where she wrote shopping e-commerce guides and seasonal trend reports, assisted with the market for fashion photo shoots, and assigned and edited fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center and launched her own magazine, Childs Play Magazine, in 2015 as a creative pastime. When she's not waxing poetic about niche fashion topics, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking banana bread in her tiny NYC kitchen.