The 13 Best Cable Knit Sweaters to Cozy Up In

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

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic and the key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

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 cable knit sweater 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 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 guard options to choose from.

The Best Cable Knit Sweaters

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director 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. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.

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