This cabled fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice a 4-stitch cable and the finished mitts will look great made in any colour.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
This pattern is featured in my Outlander collection, you can see the other patterns here – Outlander Patterns.
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Inspired By the Outlander Costumes
If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, recently in season four, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that the main character Claire wears, including her grey fingerless mittens or wrist warmers.
Claire is seen wearing a range of fingerless gloves, from cabled patterns to simple garter stitch knits.
They are also in many neutral colours, from shades of grey to browns.
Designed With Outlander Knits In Mind
Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, at her home in Fraser’s Ridge, 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.
Outlander Knitting Patterns
You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.
Claire Fraser’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 mittens to scarves.
The Outlander Series
If you haven’t watched it already – you really should, not only for the story but for the costumes and knits.
The story is really great, with a bit of everything thrown in there – romance, action, plot twists, period costumes and fantasy time travel.
In season four (skip past this bit if you haven’t seen it yet!) you get to see more of Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna, who also has a wonderful range of costumes that include knitted pieces.
Cable Knit Fingerless Mittens
The Outlander inspired Cabled Cabin Mittens are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Himalaya Everyday New Tweed – Grey (75116).
Using a 4 stitch cable, you will create an interesting design, knit flat on straight needles, then seamed to make the mitts, leaving a space for your thumb.
This pair of mittens will be super cosy to wear while commuting, typing or like Claire – for finding herbs in the garden or collecting wood for the fire.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any 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.
There are also the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks you can view in my shop below:
- Outlander Pattern Collection – featuring 20 patterns
- Outlander Gloves and Arm Warmers Collection – featuring 10 patterns
- Outlander Shawls, Wraps and Scarves Collection – featuring 10 patterns
Fingerless Goves Pattern
Skill Level – Intermediate
The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- 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 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 – 45 sts.
Gauge – 6 sts / 6 rows in 1″
The Supplies You Need…
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
Cable fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.
Both pieces are knit flat and then seamed.
With the 5mm (US 8 needles) CO 33 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.
- 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.