Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Cable fingerless mittens knitting pattern

This 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 is the second 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!*

Cabled fingerless gloves pattern

Grey Fingerless Mittens

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.

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Fingerless Gloves

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.

A 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.

Fingerless mittens knitting pattern free

Outlander Knitting Patterns

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.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Fingerless mittensFraser’s Ridge Fingerless Mittens – Get the free pattern here!

Brianna grey infinity scarf from OutlanderThe Brianna Cowl – Get the free pattern here!

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.

Grey fingerless mittens


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.

For more mittens you may also be interested in:

Outlander knitting patterns

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.

Easy cable mittens pattern

The Knitting Basics

The mittens use basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create the design of the mittens.

You will also need to have a cable needle to use when making the mittens for the 4-stitch cable pattern.

To make these fingerless gloves you will need to know the following:

Cable knit mittens pattern

Mittens Pattern

Make this cabled pair of knitted fingerless mittens 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!

Claire Fraser fingerless mittens pattern

Yield: Cabled Knit Fingerless Mittens

Cable Knit Fingerless Mittens Pattern

This cable knit fingerless mittens pattern will allow you to practice cables and the finished mitts will look great made in any colour.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Intermediate


  • 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
  • I used Himalaya Every Day New Tweed in Grey 75116


  • 5mm (US 8) Straight knitting needles
  • 5mm (US 8) cable needle
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


CO 33 sts

  1. Row 1 - K1, *P3, K4*, rep from * to * to last 4 sts - P3, K1
  2. Row 2 - Work each stitch in the manner it presents
  3. Row 3 - Work each stitch in the manner it presents
  4. Row 4 - Work each stitch in the manner it presents
  5. Row 5 - K1, *P3, C4B* rep from * to * to last 4 sts, P3 then K1
  6. 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.

Making up

  • 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.


Size - Woman's small/medium

Length of the mittens = 10 inches

Width (laying flat) = 4 inches

Gauge = 6 sts in 6 rows in 1 inch.


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

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