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Knit Fingerless Gloves For Men With A Cable Design

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Knit fingerless gloves for men with a cable design.

This easy pair of gloves are knit flat on straight needles and will look great made in any color.

Knit fingerless gloves for men

Knit Fingerless Gloves For Men

These simple fingerless gloves (or mittens you might like to say) are very practical to keep the hands and wrists warm while still allowing your fingers to be free, on a cold morning for driving, or other tasks.

They have a simple cable design running through the knitted fabric and thumbhole, with no knitted thumb.

You could adjust the length if you wanted to make them longer or shorter and there are three sizes to make, small, medium, and large.

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Inspired By The Outlander Costumes

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in seasons one to five, you have probably noticed the beautiful costumes and knitted pieces that all of the characters wear.

This design was inspired by Jamie Fraser’s arm warmers in Outlander season 4.

You can see in the photos below that the arm warmers are very similar, knit with a simple cable design.

Jamie's arm warmers season 4
Image copyright – Starz.com

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

View more men’s patterns inspired by Outlander here.

You can see more women’s Outlander knitting patterns here.

Grab the Ultimate Outlander Pattern Collection Ebook set in my shop here (women’s patterns) – The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.

You can view the women’s version of the gloves here – Geillis Fingerless Gloves Pattern {Cable Knit}

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginners or intermediate knitters.

Men's fingerless mittens

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Skill Level – Intermediate

Cables are normally classified as intermediate level – but since this cable is so simple, if you are an advanced beginner this pattern will be easy enough for you! 

Notes

The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

The gloves are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with bulky/chunky/12-ply yarn, which is a bulky-weight yarn (05).

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create the cable pattern, knit flat, back and forth on straight needles.

The thumb hole is created when you seam the gloves, you will leave a space for the thumb.

Copyright Info

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  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Size / Measurements

  • Men’s small/medium/large
  • Length of the mittens = 10 inches
  • Width (laying flat) = 4/4.5/5 inches

Gauge

  • 14 sts / 20 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in pattern.
Cable knit mens fingerless gloves

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x 100g skein of any medium-weight yarn (04)Worsted / Aran / 10 Ply.
  • I used Paintbox Yarns – Simply Chunky in Col 306 (dark grey).
  • This yarn is 100g/136m/149yds / 100% Acrylic.
  • Yarn weight chart

Needles

Notions

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
  • P – Purl
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Please note – Where it says to work each stitch in the manner it presents – this means that you should knit the knit stitches and purl the purls.
men's Outlander fingerless mittens

Pattern

Men’s fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.

Both pieces are knit flat and then seamed.

With the 6mm (US 10 needles) CO 33 sts (S) 40 sts (M) or 47 sts (L)

  • 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.

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Making up

  • Stitch the side seam together for 6.5 inches using the mattress stitch.
  • Leave a 1.5-inch gap for the thumb.
  • Continue to stitch for a further 2 inches and close to secure.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

Video/Photo Tutorial

If you need help to seam the mitts, you can view this blog post here  – The Mattress Stitch.

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Knit fingerless gloves for men

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