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.
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This pattern is featured in my Outlander collection, where you can see patterns from all seasons of the show.
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 browns.
More Outlander Patterns
The mittens are knit flat 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.
You can see more Outlander knitting patterns here.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner or intermediate knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl.
- You should be familiar with using a cable needle/creating cable stitches.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Geillis Fingerless Goves Pattern
Skill Level – Intermediate
The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
If you want to convert this pattern to knit in the round please see this guide – Knitting Cables In The Round.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the 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.
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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