This Geillis fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice a 4-stitch cable and the finished mitts will look great made in any color.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
This is the perfect accessory for any Outlander fan and a great project if you love knitting cables.
Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.
Inspired By The Outlander Costumes
Inspired by the character of Geillis Duncan, these mittens are perfect for the witching time of the year!
Geillis is seen wearing a range of fingerless gloves, arm warmers, and capelets from cabled patterns to simple garter stitch knits.
They are also in many neutral colors, from shades of grey to brown.
This pattern is featured in my Outlander collection, where you can see patterns from all seasons of the show.
Who Is Geillis Duncan?
Geillis Duncan is a pivotal character in the Outlander series, known for her intelligence, determination, and involvement in the political and supernatural aspects of the story.
She is a time traveler from the 20th century, just like Claire Fraser.
She developed an interest in witchcraft and the occult, which eventually led her to become involved with the Jacobite cause.
More Outlander Patterns
Claire, Brianna, and most of the main characters wear a lot of knits through the seasons, especially in the earlier seasons that are set in Scotland.
You can see fingerless mitts, cuffs, berets, shawls, and even a cardigan or two.
There is a huge variety of fingerless mittens, you can recreate.
- If you love cables you will also enjoy the Lallybroch Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern and the Craigh na Dun Cable Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern.
- Or this easy fingerless gloves pattern, Outlander Brianna Fingerless Gloves Pattern.
- You can see more Outlander knitting patterns here.
- Check out more fingerless glove patterns here.
For example, how to cast-on stitches, how to knit the basic stitches like the stockinette stitch, how to knit ribbing, how to make knitting increases and decreases, how to fix knitting mistakes, and many more.
The majority of the blog posts include a video tutorial to help you along.
Perfect for beginner knitters who want to learn a new technique or experienced knitters who need a refresher.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner or intermediate knitters.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- You should be familiar with using a cable needle/creating cable stitches.
Geillis Fingerless Goves Pattern
- Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.
- Get the Outlander Collection Accessories Ebook here.
- See ALL of the Outlander Pattern Ebooks here.
Skill Level – Intermediate
- The mittens are knit flat on straight needles and seamed leaving space for your thumb.
- You can wear them either way, as wrist warmers or as mitts, which makes them very versatile for the cold weather.
- Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started and a basic 4-stitch cable, which if you haven’t done this before, is quite easy once you practice.
- This pattern is featured in my Outlander collection, where you can see patterns from all seasons of the show.
- Wearing fingerless gloves, arm warmers, and hand warmers is a great way to keep your hands warm in the cooler weather while keeping your fingers free for knitting, writing, and scrolling.
- Moreover, a pair of fingerless gloves will be a great gift for you or for a loved one in the cooler months and chilly spring days.
- The fingerless design and the cable stitch will make this a fun and exciting project.
- If you want to convert this pattern to knit in the round please see this guide – Knitting Cables In The Round.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
- Women’s small/medium
- Length of the mittens = 10 inches
- Width (laying flat) = 4 inches
*To make the gloves in a larger size – add more stitches when you cast on, for example for a large size, cast on – 40 or 47 sts.
Gauge – 20 sts / 26 rows in 4 inches/10 cm/in stocking stitch.
The Supplies You Need…
- 1 x 100g skein of any medium weight yarn (04) Aran/worsted/10 Ply.
- Yarn weight chart
- I used Himalaya Every Day New Tweed in Grey 75116
- Good Yarn Substitute – Cascade 220.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – cast on
- Cont – Continue
- C4B – (K2 and 2), slip the next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K2 from the left-hand needle, then K2 from the cable needle.
- K – knit
- M1 – Make one stitch
- P – purl
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Rep – repeat
Where it says to work each stitch in the manner it presents – this means to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
Cable fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces/gloves.
Both gloves are knit flat and then seamed.
With the 5mm (US 8 needles) CO 33 sts (for a larger size cast on 40 sts or 47 sts)
- Row 1 – K1, *P3, K4*, rep from * to * to last 4 sts – P3, K1
- Row 2 – Work each stitch in the manner it presents
- Row 3 – Work each stitch in the manner it presents
- Row 4 – Work each stitch in the manner it presents
- Row 5 – K1, *P3, C4B* rep from * to * to last 4 sts, P3 then K1
- Row 6 – Work each stitch in the manner it presents
Rep the 6 rows above until the piece measures 10 inches from the CO edge.
Cast off – in the stitch pattern from row 6.
- Mattress Stitch Tutorial.
- Stitch the side seam together for 6.5 inches.
- Leave a 1.5-inch gap for your thumb.
- Continue to stitch for a further 2 inches and close to secure.
- Weave in any loose ends.
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