| | |

Lallybroch Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS THAT SUPPORT HANDY LITTLE ME CONTENT AND FREE PATTERNS.

This Lallybroch fingerless mittens knitting pattern is perfect for anyone who loves to knit cables!

The mittens are knit flat, featuring an intricate cable design.

The thumb section is then knit in the round.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

Lallybroch-Fingerless-Mittens-Knitting-Pattern

Knitting Gloves With Cables

The fingerless mitts design has more texture as they are knitted using a fairly simple cable repeat.

You can knit them with the thumb or without so they can be worn in a number of ways, from fingerless gloves to arm warmers.

You can see more fingerless mittens patterns here:

lallybroch-cable-knit-mittens

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

The Outlander costumes have motivated many knitters to make shawls, infinity scarves, and more throughout the five seasons that have aired so far.

I wanted to make an Outlander collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from Sontag shawls, mittens, and scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

There are also the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks you can view in my shop below:

cable knit fingerless mitts

Newsletter
Get the latest in your inbox!

Weekly news, free patterns, tutorials, and more.

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

This pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.

cab;e-knit-hat-and-fingerless-mittens

Lallybroch Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Shop the Outlander Accessories Collection Ebook here.

Shop ALL of the Outlander Pattern Ebooks here.

Skill Level – Intermediate

Notes

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

If you want to convert this pattern to knit in the round please see this guide – Knitting Cables In The Round.

Copyright

  • 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.
  • In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
  • For the copyright T&C’s please read my Terms of Use.

Size

  • Women’s – To fit an average-sized hand.
  • Please note – you can adjust the length by adding more repeat rows or less.
    You can also adjust the width by adding more cast on stitches making sure that the cable pattern is also adjusted.
  • For example, cast on 60 sts – adding another cable to the pattern.

Measurements

  • Length = 12 inches/31cm
    Width = 4 inches/10cm (laying flat after seaming).
  • Thumb = 1.5 inches/4cm at widest point.

Gauge – 18 sts/20 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x 100g skein of any Worsted/Aran/10 Ply yarn.
  • I used Cascade 220 (100% Wool) in the color Fog Hatt 2442.

Needles

Notions

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • C6B – Cable 6 back – slip the first three stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. Knit the next three stitches on the left- hand needle and then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
  • C6F – Cable 6 forward – Slip the first three stitches of the cable panel onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit the next three stitches and then knit the three stitches held on the cable needle. Foll – following
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Patt – Pattern
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • W+T – Wrap and turn (short rows)

Pattern

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Both mittens are worked the same, then seamed.

With 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on – 54 sts

  • Row 1 (RS): P3, *K2, P2 – rep from * to the last st, P1.
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, *P2, K2 – rep from * to the last st, K3.
  • Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more.

Change to 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles and work in the foll patt:

  • Row 1 (RS): P3, *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2* – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
    Row 2 (WS): K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.
  • Row 3: P3, *C6F, P2, C6B, P2, C6F, P2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
  • Row 4: K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.
  • Row 5: P3, *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2 – – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
  • Row 6: K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.
  • Row 7: P3, *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2 – – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
  • Row 8: K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.
  • Row 9: P3, *C6F, P2, C6B, P2, C6F, P2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
  • Row 10: K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.
  • Row 11: P3, *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2 – – rep from * to the last 3 sts, P3.
  • Row 12: K3, *P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2 – rep from * to the last 3 sts, K3.

These 12 rows form the repeat pattern for the cable.

Rep the 12 rows 6 more times – you should have 6 cable twists in total.

Change to 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.

  • Row 1 (RS): P3, *K2, P2 – rep from * to the last st, P1.
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, *P2, K2 – rep from * to the last st, K3.
  • Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more.
  • Cast off in pattern.

Making Up

Please note – when you are making up the mittens, check the measurements against your own arm/hand and adjust accordingly so that you have a comfortable fit.

If you have adjusted the length of the mittens, you may need to also adjust the measurements for seaming.

Sew the side seam of the mittens using the mattress stitch.

This gives you a nice hidden seam.

Both Mittens

  • Starting at the bottom edge (where the hand will insert and this will be pulled up the arm) you will stitch the seam for approx – 8 inches/21 cm.
  • Leave a hole for your thumb that will measure approx – 1.5 inches/4cm.
  • Seam the remainder of the mitten for 2.5 inches/7 cm.
  • Repeat with the second mitten.
  • You can leave your loose ends until you have completed the thumb section, just in case you want to adjust anything when you try them on.

cable-knit-fingerless-mittens

Thumb

Knitting the thumb section is optional – you may wish to leave your mitts as they are or you may want to add the thumb.

This is up to you!

  • Using your 4.5mm (US 7) circulars pick up and knit 8 (10, 12) sts on each side (16, 20, 24) sts total.
  • Starting from the top of the thumbhole.
  • I picked up 8 sts on each side (16 in total) to have a tighter thumb section.
  • You may wish to make this larger for your thumb/hand size – so you can add 2 sts – go up to 10 sts each side (20 total) or 12 sts each side (24 total).
  • Knit 1 round.

Start the shaping:

  • Round 1: (RS) – K until 2 sts from the end, W+T,
  • Round 2: (WS) – P until 2 sts from end, W+T,
  • Round 3: K until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T,
  • Round 4: P until 2 sts from last wrap, W+T.
  • Rep the short rows 3 and 4 once more.
  • K all sts in the round picking up the wraps and knitting them together with the accompanying stitch.
  • Next round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Cast off in rib.
  • Weave in all loose ends and secure.

cable-knit-fingerless-mittens-underside

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the Lallybroch mitts, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

Lallybroch fingerless mittens pattern

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.