ca·​ble-knit ˈkā-bəl-ˌnit How to pronounce cable-knit (audio)
: having or made with a knitting stitch that produces a pattern resembling the twist of a usually two-ply cable
a cable-knit sweater

Examples of cable-knit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 100% cotton styles range from a cold-weather cable-knit turtleneck to a four-seasons-friendly striped option. Todd Plummer, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 The 31-year-old actor was dressed in a chunky white sweater that gives off the same cozy vibes as the covetable fisherman cable-knit worn by Rory in the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 24 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cable-knit was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Cable-knit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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