Cable Sweaters Forever!

The world has been (understandably) overrun with thoughts and feelings about the cabled sweater worn by actor Chris Evans in Knives Out. The Aran-style sweater has been the talk of the town but sadly not too many of those discussions have been focused around knitting your own cabled sweater. But cables are one of my absolute favorite things to knit, so here’s a round-up of some of my favorite cabled patterns from Berroco.


If you’re looking for something in the same vein as that iconic sweater, how about Aram, a free pattern designed by Norah Gaughan? It was originally designed for Berroco Comfort, but if you prefer a wool or wool blend, you could substitute Ultra Wool, Vintage, or Ultra Alpaca.


For a quicker knit, try Riasa, a pullover I designed in chunky Berroco Catena. As it happens, I am wearing this pullover as I write this! It’s super cozy for a winter day.


Another great cabled pullover is Perdita, a free pattern by Amy Palmer. This one has cables only on the front, with plain seed stitch on the back and stockinette sleeves, to give your cable needle a break. I love the generous cowl neck.


If you prefer a cardigan, check out Larkspur by Amy Christoffers. Originally designed for the (sadly) discontinued Berroco Indigo, this would also be beautiful in Pima 100.


The guys can get in on the cabled cardigan action with Fitzgerald by Amy Christoffers. This stunner is made in Vintage Chunky.


Don’t forget about the little ones! Jonquil is a sweet cardigan I designed in Modern Cotton for girls’ sizes 2–10.

I could go on (and on) about cabled sweater patterns that I love, but I think I’ll leave it there for now. Which is your favorite?

8 thoughts on “Cable Sweaters Forever!

    1. Yes, it’s too bad about the Inca Tweed! I think you could probably get the gauge using two strands of Providence, which also has a nice tweedy look and texture. If you’re not wedded to a tweed, Catena or Vintage Chunky would be good options.

  1. One of my first projects was a cabled knit with a hood for my sister for Christmas. She hated it, sleeves were too long, good too big. Think I still have it stored away. Time to go back and make adjustments. Love the cables!

  2. Hello! Love cables! Made the Fitzgerald as a Masters grad gift for my son. The Aram link is not work & I can’t find the pattern on your site. Please help!

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