The nip is in the air, the goosebumps are returning, and our desire for cozy knits are back. Ah yes, it appears we’ve officially entered sweater season once again. While we can’t get enough of super-soft cashmere pullovers, easy cardigans, and long sweater dresses, there’s one iconic style that transcends the rest, and that’s the cable-knit sweater.
Also known as the Aran sweater (named for the islands off the coast of Ireland), the cable-knit sweater is a century-old style that has kept the Galway fisherpeople toasty on the northern seas. The cozy factor comes from the unique braid-like cable patterns, of course, which creates a stiffer, chunkier, and denser handfeel that doubles down on providing warmth.
While the traditional fisherman cable-knit is still synonymous with (and beloved by) Irish sea folks, for the purpose of dressing for modern-day Fashion (with a capital F), this classic sweater has been updated, reimagined, and reknit into new and exciting silhouettes that are chic for any off-shore fall look. Ahead, check out the best cable-knit sweater trends that are sure to make your cold-weather months feel like a warm hug.
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