The 15 Best Cable Knit Sweaters to Cozy Up In

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

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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. You can 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 sidestep traditional diamond-weave cable knits, but offer a fun fashion boost. Ahead, we've got a bunch of cozy new guard options to choose from.

Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Style Editor at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.