This post explores the stunning knits seen in the TV show Outlander, including many beginner, intermediate and advanced Outlander knitting patterns.
If like me you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that the main character Claire wears.
The story follows a married nurse Claire Beecham Randall who travels to Scotland with her husband.
Upon finding some ancient ruins, she time travels to Scotland in 1743 and meets up with the handsome rogue Jamie Fraser.
Outlander Knitting Patterns
Romance and adventure follow in all three seasons, going from Scotland to 1950’s America – but I can’t say too much because it will ruin it for you!
I have bought the Outlander book series written by Diana Gabaldon so I can find out more about the story but I’m still on the first book.
Throughout the shows seasons, Claire is often seen wearing a variety of knitted items, including – shawls, capes, cowls and infinity scarves.
The patterns in this roundup are mostly easy for beginners, with some intermediate choices too.
A basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
The Outlander knitting patterns below have been chosen with variety in mind, from knitted cowls and hats to fingerless gloves, there is something for everyone.
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If you haven’t watched it already – you really should!
The story is really great, with a bit of everything thrown in there – romance, action, plot twists, period costumes and fantasy time travel.
I ordered the box sets for my mom for Christmas and she binged watched them over a weekend – she couldn’t get enough! (and she is a HUGE fan of Jamie of course!)
Above – Claire Beecham Randall from Outlander wearing a chunky knitted infinity scarf.
My favourite type of drama is a period drama and this series goes from various years (with the time travel) from early 1700’s Scotland to France ( in the court of Louis XV) and then the USA in 1948.
The knitwear in the series is mainly seen in Scotland and as you can see from the images below, the costumes are just amazing!
If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.
There are also many great oversized sweater knitting patterns – take a look at this post and find something you can make for fall.
For more Outlander inspired patterns you may also be interested in:
- Fraser’s Ridge Fingerless Mittens Pattern
- Cabled Cabin Fingerless Gloves Pattern
- The Brianna Cowl Pattern
- Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern
If you are into making scarves, take a look at these free scarf knitting patterns that are perfect for fall and winter.
Find the perfect knitting pattern and get those needles out, this type of project will see you through Netflix marathons of Outlander throughout the fall and keep you cosy once finished.
Take a look at this roundup of Outlander knits and get some ideas >
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1. Claire’s Cowl Knitting Pattern
Claire’s cowl pattern by Shelli Westcott is available as a free Ravelry download.
2. Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Donalda Gilchrist Samhain fingerless gloves pattern by Polly Foo Foo
3. Highland Beret Knitting Pattern
The MacTavish hat pattern by Marly Bird is available for sale on Ravelry.
4. Apothecary Cuffs Knitting Pattern
The apothecary cuffs knitting pattern by Carolyn Macpherson is available for sale on Ravelry.
5. Highland Travel Shawl Pattern
This Highland travel shawl by Carolyn Macpherson is available for sale on Ravelry.
6. Claire’s Shrug Pattern
Claire’s shrug pattern by Kalurah Hudson is available as a free Ravelry download.
Are you an Outlander fan?
Which one do you want to make?
Let me know in the comments below >