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Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Cabled sweaters are back trending in the fashion world once again, but they never left knitter's closets (or project wish lists). They're hard-wearing pieces that are definitely worth investing some time into.

The selected designs look great in classic neutral shades or beautiful jewel tones. They may feel a bit overpowering in bright hues, but if that's your style, go for it!

mustard knitted sweater with cables
© Veera Välimäki

Veera Välimäki’s Harvest Moon Sweater combines a large front and back symmetrical cable with two smaller cables on each side. The same big cable runs down the center of the sleeves. The rest is knit in moss stitch, a classic choice for cabled sweaters.

The sweater has raglan sleeves and a funnel neck. The pattern is knit from the top down with sport-weight yarn. We absolutely love the mustard color Veera chose for the sample piece! It is available in 9 sizes, with bust measurements ranging from 38 to 70" (95 to 175 cm).

a grey knitted sweater with cables
© Anne B Hanssen

Anne B. Hansen’s version of this classic piece is a beautifully fitted sweater with set-in sleeves. The body is worked from the bottom up in the round. After finishing the body, the sleeves are worked seamlessly from the top down.

The sweater features a large panel on the center front that combines three different styles of cables. The side, back, and sleeves are knit in moss stitch. The sample piece was knit with sport weight wool and silk blend yarn. The pattern has a fabulous range of 13 sizes, with bust measurements ranging from 30 to 53" (78 to 134 cm).

oversized beige knitted sweater with cables
© Fiber Tales

Fiber Tales’ Favo Sweater is an innovative take on the cabled classic. It features cables, bobbles, reverse stockinette stitch, and honeycomb brioche stitch.

worked from the bottom up and has drop-shoulder sleeves, an oversized fit, and cropped length. The designer suggests pairing it with dresses, high-waisted pants, or skirts.

It's knit with a strand of worsted weight wool yarn and a strand of silk mohair held together, making it extra warm and fluffy. It's available in 8 sizes for busts ranging from 30 to 57" (75 to 145 cm).


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