Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Outlander fingerless gloves free pattern

This Celtic cable fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to create a complicated design while knitting in the round.

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

This is the fifth 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!*

Celtic cable fingerless gloves pattern

Outlander

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

Claire is often seen wearing a range of knitted pieces, including chunky knit scarves, shawls and capelets.

They are also in many neutral colours, from shades of grey, brown, navy and purple/heather.

outlander knitting patternsImage Source – Starz

Fingerless Gloves

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, in Fraser’s Ridge, North Carolina the mittens are knit in the round and have a knitted thumb.

They have a ribbed edge, at the wrist, at the top of the hand and have the Celtic plait cable stitch as the main design.

Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started, however, this pattern is for an intermediate skill level.

Outlander fngerless gloves pattern

Celtic Cable Knit Stitch

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

The cable plait itself is intertwined throughout the front piece of the fingerless mittens with a stocking stitch flat piece on the underside of the hand.

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.

Celtic cable fingerless mittens

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 to scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Celtic cable stitch fingerless gloves pattern

Outlander Knits

You can also see the first four patterns in my Outlander collection here;

Fingerless gloves knitting pattern.

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.

Celtic cable gloves pattern

How To Knit Fingerless Gloves With Thumb

The Outlander cable knit fingerless gloves are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Himalaya Everyday New Tweed, shade 75111  – light grey.

Using knit stitches, you will create an interesting Celtic cable design, knit in the round on circular needles, with the thumb gusset.

The thumb gusset is explained in the pattern and is easy to follow, knitting in the round so that you don’t have to pick up and knit stitches later on.

Fingerless gloves pattern

Mittens

For more knitted mittens you may also be interested in:

Cable mittens pattern

Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Make this pair of Celtic cable fingerless mitts 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!

Free fingerless gloves knitting pattern

Yield: Celtic cable fingerless gloves

Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern

This Celtic cable fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to create a complicated design while practising cables and knitting in the round.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Intermediate

Materials

  • 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
  • I used Himalaya Everyday New Tweed, shade 75111 – light grey.

Tools

  • 5mm (US 8) 16" circular knitting needles
  • 5mm (US 8) cable needle
  • Stitch holder
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Left Glove

CO 52sts and join in the round being careful not to twist.

K2, P2 for two rounds.

  1. K25, K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1
  2. K25, work each st in the manner it presents.
  3. K25, K4, P4, C6F, P4, C6F, P2, K1
  4. K25, K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1
  5. K25, K1, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, K1
  6. K25, K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4
  7. K25, K1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K4
  8. K25, K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4
  9. K25, K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K1
  10. K25, K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1

Rep rows 3-10 until piece measures 6 inches and ends on round 6 of pattern.

Thumb - Left

  • (7) K25, M1, K1, M1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K4 (2 sts inc)
  • (8) K25, K3, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4
  • (9) K25, M1, K2, M1, K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K1 (2 sts inc)
  • (10) K25, K8, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1
  • (3) K25, M1, K4, M1, K4, P4, C6F, P4, C6F, P2, K1 (2 sts inc)
  • (4) K25, K10, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1
  • (5) K19, Place 12 sts onto a st holder, CO 1 st and K1, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, K1
  • (6) K20, K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4
  • (7) K20, K1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K4
  • (8) K20, K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4
  • (9) K20, K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K1
  • (10) K20, K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1

Hand - Left

Cont in pattern from rows 3-10 (above) once more until piece measures 2 inches from the thumb.

K2, P2 rib till last st, P1 - for 2 rounds.

Cast off in rib.

Thumb

Place the 12 sts from the st holder onto the needles.

Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge.

Knit every round until the thumb measures 1 inch.

Cast off.

Right Glove

CO 52sts and join in the round being careful not to twist.

K2, P2 for two rounds.

  1. K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1, K25
  2. Work each st in the manner it presents, K25
  3. K4, P4, C6F, P4, C6F, P2, K1, K25
  4. K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1, K25
  5. K1, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, K1, K25
  6. K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4, K25
  7. K1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K4, K25
  8. K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4, K25
  9. K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K1, K25
  10. K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1, K25

Rep rows 3-10 until piece measures 6 inches and ends on round 6 of pattern.

Thumb - Right

  • (7) K1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K4, M1, K1, M1, K24 (2 sts inc)
  • (8) K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K4, K27
  • (9) K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K1, M1, K1, M1, K26 (2 sts inc)
  • (10) K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1, K29
  • (3) K4, P4, C6F, P4, C6F, P2, K1, M1, K1, M1, K28 (2 sts inc)
  • (4) K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K1, K31
  • (5) K1, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, K1, K19, Place 12 sts onto a st holder, CO 1 st and K19
  • (6) K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K5, K19
  • (7) K1, P2, C6B, P4, C6B, P4, K5, K19
  • (8) K1, P2, K6, P4, K6, P4, K5, K19
  • (9) K1, C5R, C5L, C5R, C5L, C5R, K2, K19
  • (10) K4, P4, K6, P4, K6, P2, K2, K19

Hand - Right

Cont in pattern from rows 3-10 (above) once more until piece measures 2 inches from the thumb.

K2, P2 rib till last st, P1 - for 2 rounds.

Cast off in rib.

Thumb

Place the 12 sts from the st holder onto the needles.

Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge.

Knit every round until the thumb measures 1 inch.

Cast off.

Making Up

Weave in any loose ends.

Place a stitch or two if there is a gap beside the base of the thumb.

Notes

Size - Women's medium

Length = 9 inches

Width (laying flat) = 4 inches

Thumb = 1.5 inches

Gauge = 6 sts in 6 rows in 1 inch.

Chart

Here is a chart - provided by knitter Sandeleh Francis.

Celtic Cabled Fingerless Gloves chart

Abbreviations

CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

C6B - (K3 and 3) - Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K3 from the left hand needle and then knit the 3 sts on the cable needle.

C6F - (K3 and 3) - Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, K3 from the left hand needle and then knit the 3 sts from the cable needle.

C5L - (K3, P2) - Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, P2 from the left hand needle and then knit the 3 sts from the cable needle.

C5R - (P2, K3) - Slip the next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K3 from the left hand needle and then purl the 2 sts from the cable needle.

K – knit

M1 - Make one stitch

P - purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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