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 fingerless 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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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.
This is the first free knitting pattern in my Outlander collection, there will be more to come including the Cabled Cabin Mittens and the Bree Infinity Scarf.
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.
A basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
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.
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.
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:
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!
The Knitting Basics
The mittens use basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to create the design of the mittens.
To make these fingerless gloves you will need to know the following:
See the free pattern below, or you may purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop HERE.
There is also the Outlander Pattern Collection which features 12 PDF patterns – You can see that HERE.
- 1 x skein of medium weight yarn (04)
- I used Alize Lanagold Classic in Grey 21
- 5mm (US 8) straight knitting needles
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
Mittens pattern - make 2 pieces.
Both pieces are knit flat.
- With the 5mm (US 8) knitting needles, co 32 sts (do not join in the round)
- Row 1: K2, P2 to end of row
- Cont to knit in 2x2 ribbing (K2, P2) for 1 inch
- Work in pattern as follows;
- Next row: Knit to end of row.
- Next row: 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;
- Next row: Knit
- Next row: K2, P2
- Cont to 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.
The mittens knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Length of the mittens = 11.5 inches
Width (laying flat) = 6.5 inches
CO - cast on
Cont - Continue
K – knit
P – purl
St(s) – stitch(es)
Rep - repeat
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