Claire’s Cable Knit Wrist Warmers

Claires hand knitted wrist warmers

The Claire’s cable knit wrist warmers pattern will allow you to create large twisted cables in an intricate design.

I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.

This is the sixth pattern in my Outlander collection, you can see the first – the Fraser’s Ridge flat knit fingerless mittens here.

*Scroll down for the printable pattern and don’t forget to pin and share!*

Claires Cable Knit Wrist WarmersOutlander

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, through all of the seasons, Claire has worn fingerless gloves and wrist warmers.

The wrist warmers that inspired this design were knit in a dark brown yarn, so I chose a similar shade in natural wool.

The large cables are seen twisting up through the design, fanning out at both the bottom, where the arm is and at the top of the hand.

Claire from Outlander knitting patternsImage Source – Starz

Outlander Claire’s Arm Warmers

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the arm warmers are knit flat and then seamed.

I knit the left warmer first and reversed the pattern for the right because I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to leave a thumb hole or not.

I decided to seam them fully so that they can’t be worn as fingerless gloves.

Outlander gloves knitting pattern

Cable Knit Stitch

This pattern is for intermediate knitters, as the cable stitch is a little bit more complicated.

The cable itself is intertwined throughout the front piece of the wrist warmers with a stocking stitch flat piece on the underside of the arm/wrist.

The pattern may look a little daunting if you are a beginner who is looking to do something more intricate, but once you get into it, the cables become easy and you start to see it all take shape.

Claire fraser wrist warmers knitting pattern

Outlander Knitting Patterns

Whenever I watch Outlander I just love to look at the costumes and see how beautifully they are pieced together.

Claire and Brianna’s costumes have motivated many knitters to make shawls, infinity scarves, and more throughout the four seasons that have aired so far.

I wanted to make a collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from gloves, wristwarmers and scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Outlander Claire wrist warmers

Outlander Knits

You can also see the other six patterns in my Outlander collection here;

Claires gauntlets

Free Knitting Patterns

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.

Cable Wrist Warmers Knitting Pattern

Make this pair of cable wrist warmers with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Yield: Cable Knit Wrist Warmers

Claire's Cable Knit Wrist Warmers

The Claire's cable knit wrist warmers pattern will allow you to create large twisted cables in an intricate design.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Intermediate

Materials

  • 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
  • I used La Mia Natural Wool 100g (3.5 oz) 200m (218 yd) in the colour brown H6.

Tools

  • 5mm (US 8) straight knitting needles or 16" circular knitting needles (not to join in the round)
  • 5mm (US 8) cable needle
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Left Wrist Warmer

CO 52 sts

K2, P2 ribbing for 2 rows.

  1. K2, P2 - 28 sts, K 24 to end of row
  2. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  3. K2, P2 - 28 sts, K 24 to end of row
  4. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  5. K2, P2 - 28 sts, K 24 to end of row
  6. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  7. K2, P2 - 28 sts, K 24 to end of row
  8. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row

Cable 1

  1. K2, P2, C24F, K 24
  2. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  3. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24
  4. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  5. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24
  6. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  7. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24
  8. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row

Cable 2

  1. K2, P2, C24F, K 24
  2. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  3. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  4. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  5. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  6. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  7. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  8. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  9. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  10. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  11. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  12. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  13. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  14. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row

Cable 3

  1. K2, P2, C24F, K 24
  2. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  3. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  4. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  5. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  6. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  7. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  8. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row

Cable 4

  1. K2, P2, C24F, K 24
  2. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  3. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  4. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  5. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  6. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row
  7. K2, P2 - 28sts, K 24 to end of row
  8. P 24, K2, P2 to end of row

K2, P2 ribbing for 2 rows.

Cast off in rib.

Right Wrist Warmer

CO 52 sts

K2, P2 ribbing for 2 rows.

  1. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  2. P2, K2 - 28 sts, P 24
  3. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 - 28 sts, P 24
  5. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 - 28 sts, P 24
  7. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 - 28 sts, P 24

Cable 1

  1. K 24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  3. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  5. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  7. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row

Cable 2

  1. K 24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  3. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  5. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  7. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  9. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  10. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  11. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  12. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  13. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  14. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row

Cable 3

  1. K 24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  3. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  5. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  7. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row

Cable 4

  1. K 24, P2, C24F, K2
  2. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  3. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  4. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  5. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  6. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row
  7. K 24, P2, K2 to end of row
  8. P2, K2 - 28sts, P 24 to end of row

K2, P2 ribbing for 2 rows.

Cast off in rib.

Making Up

Stitch the side seam using the invisible seam stitch.

Weave in any loose ends.

Notes

*Please note - the middle cable is longer - that is why there are more rows for the middle section without doing another cable row.*

Size - Women's small/medium

Length = 10 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 4 inches

Gauge = 12 sts in 12 rows in 2 inches.

Abbreviations

CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

C24F - (Cable 24 front) - Slip 12 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, (k2, P2) 3 times from the left needle, then (K2, P2) 3 times from the cable needle.

K – knit

P - purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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