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Knit Fingerless Gloves For Men With A Cable Design


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.

Scroll down to view the free knitting pattern or you can grab an inexpensive printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.


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 hand-knit arm warmers in Outlander season 4.

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

Related Post: Outlander Costumes {Including The Knitwear And More!}

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

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

View more free patterns here (including sweaters) – Outlander Men’s Knits

You can see more women’s Outlander knitting patterns here. – Outlander Patterns {Beginner + Intermediate}

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

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

cable knit fingerless gloves

Grab The Pattern Bundle With 10 Men’s Patterns Here

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! 


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

The fingerless mitts are perfect for warmth during 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

  • 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 copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • For the copyright T&C please read my Terms of Use.

Size / Measurements

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


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

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 x 100g skein of any medium-weight yarn (04) Worsted weight yarn/Aran/10 Ply.
  • I used Paintbox Yarns – Simply Chunky in Col 306 (dark grey).
  • This yarn is 100g/13m14yds/100% Acrylic.
  • You could use a wool or wool/acrylic blend if you wish.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)



men's Outlander fingerless mittens

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) 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.
Knit fingerless gloves for men

Pattern Instructions

Men’s fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.

The first glove and the second glove are the same.

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.

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 – How To Seam Knitting.

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Share your work with us

If you enjoyed making the men’s knit fingerless gloves, I’d love to see yours on social media, and Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme or #handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo of your wristwarmers.  

I’d love to see your work.

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Happy knitting!

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