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The 11 Best Cable Knit Sweaters to Cozy Up In

These soft colorways and light fabrics are perfect for spring.

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They look right at home when they're layered for winter, but in softer colorways and lighter fabrics, a cable knit sweater is a great all-season contender. Variations on textures, shapes, and silhouettes are giving the knit that was traditionally worn on the high sea a high-fashion makeover. For spring, style a cropped knit version with a feminine slip skirt or pair a fitted knit with a light denim wash. Open weaves and mixed materials side-step traditional diamond-weave cable knits, but offer a fun fashion boost for a warm weather sweater scenario. Ahead, we've got new guard options to choose from.

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Cropped Cardigan
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$119.00

This sweet pastel pink cardigan has a crop fit to pair alongside your high-waisted spring skirts or trousers.

Knit Cotton Sweater
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Mango Mango
$79.99

This contrast cable knit sweater is the perfect anecdote for crisp spring days where a jacket will weigh you down.

Eria Cable Knit Sweater
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Nanushka Nordstrom
$425.00

Style this quarter zip cable knit alongside jeans, a tee, and a pair of loafers. As temps rise, wear it as an AC insurance policy styled smartly over the shoulders.

Cropped Sweater
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Love Shack Fancy Revolve
$395.00
$237.00 (40% off)

Add interest to your cable knit with a feminine collar and ribbed cuffs. Try pairing this soft fuzzy knit with your favorite pair of white denim.

Cable Knit Sweater & Tank
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Topshop Nordstrom
$37.50

Comprised of a tank and a cropped sweater, this lightweight two-piece cable knit set can be worn together, or as separates.

Cable Knit Alpaca Blend Cardigan
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Doen Net-a-Porter
$430.00

This soft, vibrant knit has an ultra comfy relaxed fit. Sport it buttoned-up or unfastened over a fitted tee.

Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater
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Jonathan Simkhai Bergdorf Goodman
$435.00

The open-knit weave on this turtleneck sweater makes it airy enough for the warm weather season. Transition it to the fall and winter months by playing with layers.

Cable-Knit Cotton Sweater
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Polo Ralph Lauren ralphlauren.com
$98.50

This dependable cable knit masters the slim fit, so you can tuck it into a belted pair of denim or culottes. For the ultimate RL look, pair yours with an oxford button-down and loafers.

Embellished Cable Knit
Alessandra Rich Net-a-Porter
$1,345.00

Consider this your special-occasion cable knit. Rainbow crystal embellishments and vintage-inspired faux pearl buttons will make this a closet stand-out.

Fisherman Cable Knit
Frances Valentine Frances Valentine
$398.00

This vintage-inspired sweater has intricate weaving and leather finished buttons, plus deep side pockets to stash your essential items.

Convertible Merino Wool Sweater
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Rosie Assoulin Net-a-Porter
$895.00

This multi-wear investment sweater has several styling options. Detach the top layer to sport a cropped cami while you tie the outer layer around the shoulders or waist. 

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