This fingerless mittens pattern will knit up quick and the finished mitts will definitely keep your hands warm.
I wanted to share with you an easy flat knit mittens knitting pattern, that you can make in around 2 hours and is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.
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Fingerless Mittens Seen In Outlander
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.
This is one of many free knitting patterns in my Outlander collection, there are more to see including fingerless gloves, arm warmers and scarves.
Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing a range of knitted wrist warmers and fingerless mitts, at her home in Fraser’s Ridge, this pattern is knit flat and seamed leaving space for your thumb.
You can wear them either way, as wrist warmers or as mitts, seen styled in the photographs, which makes them very versatile for the cold weather.
Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
Inspired By The 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.
The Outlander Series
If you haven’t watched it already – you really should!
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.
Fingerless Mittens Knit With Two Needles
The Outlander fingerless mitts are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Alize Lanagold Classic – grey.
Using knit and purl stitches, 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!
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner 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 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 Mittens Pattern
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
The mittens 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.
Length of the mittens = 11.5 inches
Width (laying flat) = 6.5 inches
*To make the mittens in a larger size – cast on more stitches, for example – for a large size cast on 48sts.
Gauge – 8 sts / 8 rows in 1 inch
The Supplies You Need…
- 1 x skein of medium weight yarn (04) 100g
- Yarn weight chart
- I used Alize Lanagold Classic in Grey 21 (100g)
- You can purchase Alize yarns from YarnStreet or on Etsy.
- Good Yarn Substitute – Cascade 220.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – knit
- P – purl
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Rep – repeat
Mittens pattern – make 2 pieces.
Both pieces are knit flat.
With the 5mm (US 8) knitting needles, co 32 sts
- Row 1: K2, P2 to end of the row.
- Row 2: K2, P2 to the end of the row.
Cont to knit in 2×2 ribbing (K2, P2) for 1 inch
Work in pattern as follows;
- Row 1: Knit to end of row.
- Row 2: K1, P1 to end of row.
Rep the two rows above until the piece measures 11 inches from the CO edge (finish on a K1, P1 row).
Continue the mitten as follows;
- Row 1: Knit to the end of the row.
- Row 2: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the row.
- Row 3: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the row.
Cont to work rows 2 and 3 – rib K2, P2 for 1 inch.
Cast off in rib.
Stitch the side seam from the wrist end of the mitts for 7.5 inches.
Leave a gap of 2 inches for the thumb hole.
Then stitch for a further 2 inches to close the top of the mittens.
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