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.