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Cozy Cable Knit Sweaters For Women Over 50

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Did you know that cable-knit sweaters, due to their warmth and durability, were traditionally worn by fishermen as far back as the 19th century? Nordic folklore believes the embedded pattern brings both good luck and prosperity to those who wear it.

To this day, cable-knit sweaters are the go-to to complete any fall wardrobe, which is why we’ve gathered a list of our favorites to share with you!

Women’s Double L® Mixed-Cable Sweater, Crewneck

$39.99, was $49.95, L.L.Bean

Why we like it:

  • Substantial mid-weight
  • Yarns are expertly spun to prevent pilling
  • In a mix of variegated cables, reverse jersey stitchwork and ribbed trim.

This mid-weighted cable knit sweater is suitable to be worn throughout fall and spring, and perfect to layer in the winter. Using yarns that are expertly spun, it’s super soft to touch and features great detail down the body.

One reviewer wrote: “I like to wash and dry my sweaters so I expect them to shrink some. I normally wear a size Medium. I ordered Large, and after washing and drying this sweater fits perfectly. Looks heavy but is not. Nice and warm and very comfortable to wear. I would definitely order again.”

Signe Cable-Knit Sweater

$108.00, Anthropologie

Why we like it:

  • 100% cotton
  • Puffed sleeves
  • Pullover styling

With puffed sleeves and in traditional pullover style, this cable knit sweater looks great in the fall. You can choose from any of the classic autumnal colors available, including white, black or honey.

One reviewer wrote: “Ordered for a trip to the mountains this summer and it was perfect! So soft, no pilling at all so far and I had many compliments. I got the cream color. I’m 5’8” 145 and I got large so it would have that oversized look. Can’t wait til it cools off here in KC so I can bring it back out again.”

The Oversized Alpaca Crew

$95, Everlane

Why we like it:

  • Oversized fit
  • 60% alpaca, 30% nylon, 10% wool
  • Relaxed fit

Crafted with a rib pattern and crew neckline, this oversized Alpaca Crew is the ultimate cozy sweater to keep you snug this fall. With a plush and airy feel, the alpaca knit is soft to the touch and resists pilling — not to mention is much better for the environment than alternatives.

One reviewer wrote: “I borrowed the marle grey version of this sweater off a friend and I was IMMEDIATELY SOLD. I ordered the pink for me, the blue for my housemate, and the brown for my mum. It’s so soft, lightweight but warm, and fits like a dream. The pink is a little see-through so you do need to wear light colors underneath. It’s beautifully oversized but not so bulky that you can’t tuck it when you prefer a cropped look. Adore!”

EILEEN FISHER Cashmere & Wool Sweater

$297.90, was $498.00, Nordstrom

Why we like it:

  • Crewneck
  • Long sleeves
  • 70% recycled cashmere, 25% cashmere, 5% wool

This luxurious cable knit sweater will see you wrapped in the finest of Italian cashmere, and a touch of wool. The oversized fit and long sleeves keep you snug even on the coldest of days.

One reviewer wrote: “Super cozy and classy. Great fit.”

Cotton Cable-knit Pointelle Sweater

$128.00, J Crew

Why we like it:

  • Relaxed fit.
  • Hits below hip
  • Cotton/polyamide

Lightweight and finely detailed, this cable-knit sweater falls naturally on the body hits just below the hips. The pattern is unique to cable knits, but just as lovely.

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