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Apothecary Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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Inspired by Claire’s mitts from Outlander Season 5 (Seen worn by Claire in episode 10 ‘Mercy shall follow me’) the apothecary Outlander fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to create an interesting slipped stitch design.

The main fingerless glove is knit flat and the thumb section is then knit in the round.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

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More Outlander Knitting Patterns

I wanted to make an Outlander collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from Sontag shawls, mittens and scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

You can see more fingerless mitts patterns here:

knitted-beret-and fingerless-glovesWorn with the Sky Boat Beret – Get the pattern here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.

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Apothecary Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Shop the Outlander Accessories Collection Ebook here.

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View my free Outlander Pattern Library here.

Skill Level – Intermediate

Notes

The Outlander fingerless gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

Copyright

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Size

  • To fit an average hand.
  • The glove measures – lying flat:
  • Length – 8 inches/21 cm
  • Width – 3.5 inces/9cm
  • The yarn I used has some elasticity so that it has a snug fit but does stretch to fit around your palm.
  • You may want to make the fingerless gloves longer or wider depending on your preference.

Gauge – 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches = 18 sts/26 rows in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • La Mia Just Wool – colour LT003 – 50g/126 yards/116m x 2.
  • This yarn is from Hobium Yarns online.
  • Yarn weight – DK/Light Worsted/8ply.

Yarn notes

  • Please note that the yarn used is DK 100% recycled wool.
  • You can substitute with any DK/Light Worsted/8ply yarn.

Needles

  • 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles – I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 40cm/16′′ cable.
  • I did not join in the round to knit the main section of the glove.
  • I did join in the round to complete the thumb section and used the magic loop technique.
  • You may want to use a smaller cable for this section if you have one.
  • Cable needle (4mm/US 6 size).

Notions

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Beg – Beginning
  • Cont – Continue
  • CO – Cast on
  • C2L – (Slip 1 purlwise and K1) Slip the next st onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, K1 from left-hand needle, then slip 1 purlwise (yarn at back) from the cable needle.
  • C2R – (K1 and slip 1 purlwise) Slip the next st onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, slip 1 purlwise (yarn at the back) from the left-hand needle, then knit the st from the cable needle.
  • Foll – Following
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St – Stitch
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • W+T – Wrap and turn

Pattern

Left Fingerless Glove

Cast on 38 sts.

  • Row 1: *P1, K1 – rep from * to end of the row.
  • Row 2: *P1, K1 – rep from * to end of the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 1 inch/2.5cm from the CO edge.

Next start working in the pattern as follows:

  • Row 1: K6, C2R, P1, PM, K1, PM, P1, C2L, K6, PM, K19 sts.
  • Row 2: Purl to the 1st st before the 2nd marker, K1, SM, P1, SM, K1, P to end of the row.
  • Row 3: K5, C2R, K1, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K1, C2L, K5, SM, K19 sts.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: K4, C2R, K2, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K2, C2L, K4, SM, K19 sts. Row 6: Rep row 2.
  • Row 7: K3, C2R, K3, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K3, C2L, K3, K19 sts.
  • Row 8: Rep row 2.
  • Row 9: K2, C2R, K4, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K4, C2L, K2, K19 sts.
  • Row 10: Rep row 2.

Rep the 10 rows above 4 more times.

Slipping the markers on every foll row 1.

You can work a further rep of the 10 rows if you want the gloves to be longer.

Next row – Ribbing for the top of the hand as follows:

  • Row 1: *K1, P1 – rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Remove the markers as you work the first rib row.
  • Row 2: *K1, P1 – rep from * to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 1 inch/2.5cm from the start of the 1×1 ribbing.

Cast off in rib using a stretchy cast-off/bind off.

Making Up

  • For seaming, I used the mattress stitch.
  • Seam the mitt for 5 inches/13cm from the wrist cuff to where you want the thumb hole to be.
  • Leave a 1.5 inch/4cm gap for the thumb hole.
  • Then seam the top section of the glove.
  • Leave the ends, for now, in case you want to make any adjustments to the seaming.
  • Work the thumb on the left glove.

Right Fingerless Glove

Cast on 38 sts.

  • Row 1: *K1, P1 – rep from * to end of the row.
  • Row 2: *K1, P1 – rep from * to end of the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 1 inch/2.5cm from the CO edge.

Next start working in the pattern as follows:

  • Row 1: K19 sts, PM, K6, C2R, P1, PM, K1, PM, P1, C2L, K6.
  • Row 2: Purl to the 1st st before the 1st marker, K1, SM, P1, SM, K1, P to end of the row, slipping 3rd marker.
  • Row 3: K19 sts, SM, K5, C2R, K1, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K1, C2L, K5.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: K19 sts, SM, K4, C2R, K2, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K2, C2L, K4.
  • Row 6: Rep row 2.
  • Row 7: K19 sts, SM, K3, C2R, K3, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K3, C2L, K3.
  • Row 8: Rep row 2.
  • Row 9: K 19 sts, SM, K2, C2R, K4, P1, SM, K1, SM, P1, K4, C2L, K2.
  • Row 10: Rep row 2.

Rep the 10 rows above 4 more times.

Slipping the markers on every foll row 1.

You can work a further rep of the 10 rows if you want the mitts to be longer.

Next row – Ribbing for the top of the hand as follows:

  • Row 1: *P1, K1 – rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Remove the markers as you work the first rib row.
  • Row 2: *P1, K1 – rep from * to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 1 inch/2.5cm from the start of the 1×1 ribbing.

Cast off in rib using a stretchy cast-off/bind off.

Making Up

  • For seaming, I used the mattress stitch.
  • Seam the mitt for 5 inches/13cm from the wrist cuff to where you want the thumb hole to be.
  • Leave a 1.5 inch/4cm gap for the thumb hole.
  • Then seam the top section of the glove.
  • Leave the ends, for now, in case you want to make any adjustments to the seaming.
  • Work the thumb on the right glove.

top view of fingerless gloves

Thumb

Knitting the thumb section is optional – you may wish to leave your mitts as they are or you may want to add the thumb.

This is up to you!

Using your circulars pick up and knit 8 (10, 12) sts on each side (16, 20, 24) sts total.

Starting from the top of the thumbhole.

I picked up 8 sts on each side (16 in total) to have a tighter thumb section.

You may wish to make this larger for your thumb/hand size – so you can add 2 sts – go up to 10 sts each side (20 total) or 12 sts each side (24 total).

Knit 1 round.

Start the shaping:

  • Round 1: (RS) – K until 2 sts from the end, W+T,
  • Round 2: (WS) – P until 2 sts from end, W+T,
  • Round 3: K until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T,
  • Round 4: P until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T.
  • Rep the short rows 3 and 4 once more.
  • K all sts in the round picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the accompanying stitch.
  • Next round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Cast off in rib.

underside view of fingerless gloves

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  1. I signed up to follow your blog and was supposed to receive an email of some Outlander patterns. Do you know when I will receive them?

    1. Hello Kathleen,
      I checked and you have already received the first email – this may have gone into your promotions folder or spam.
      Thanks,
      Louise