Long Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern


This long fingerless gloves knitting pattern will allow you to create simple ribbed gloves knit in the round.

The design has been inspired by gloves worn by Brianna on the TV show Outlander.

Scroll down to view the free pattern on the site or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

long fingerless gloves knitted

Long Fingerless Gloves Worn By Brianna

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful costumes and knitted pieces that Brianna wears, including her olive green and grey fingerless mittens.

Brianna is seen wearing a range of knitted pieces, including a striped capelet and a simple garter stitch knitted infinity scarf.

You can see in the image below that her gloves may be a finer knit but are very long, reaching to her elbow.

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

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You may also like these Brianna inspired fingerless gloves

You can see a pattern for the green gloves that Brianna is seen wearing in Outlander season 4 here – Outlander Brianna Fingerless Gloves Pattern.

They are knit in the round with worsted weight yarn.

She wears them with her knitted caplet which you can also make here – Brianna’s Capelet Outlander Knitting Pattern.

Outlander Brianna green knitted fingerless gloves

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

You can see more of my Outlander patterns that include both knit and crochet.

There are also men’s knits and a dog sweater inspired by the Fraser tartan.

Take a look at the collections below…

Outlander long fingerless gloves

Knitting Gloves In the Round

The mitten or glove is knit in 2×2 ribbing in the round (either with short circulars or using the magic loop method) with increases made for the thumb section.

There are three sizes to make and each one will have the thumb in the same place.

This is because of the ribbing pattern and so the thumb for each size will be the same.

Related Post: Magic loop knitting | step by step

long fingerless gloves

The yarn I used

For this project I used Cascade 220 in grey, this is a worsted weight yarn/medium weight yarn #4.

This was knit on size 5mm (US 8) circular knitting needles, I used a 16-inch cable and used the magic loop method.

I would suggest pulling a bit tighter at each end when you use the magic loop to stop any laddering or loose stitches appearing in the rib.

easy ribbed fingerless gloves
Long fingerless gloves knit in grey


Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)

This fingerless gloves pattern features a ribbed design, similar to the gloves the Outlander character Brianna is seen wearing in season 6.

They are knit in the round on circular needles.

There are three sizes to make and for each size, the thumb is knit in the same way.

Because the pattern is 2×2 ribbing, each glove will look the same after the thumb section has been knit.

You can also knit the accessories seen in the photos – Shawl pattern/Beret Knitting Pattern (Beginner Friendly!)

long fingerless gloves free pattern

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Size / measurements –

  • Women’s small/medium/large. In patt – S (M/L)
  • Length from wrist to top of hand – 12.5 inches
  • Width (laying flat) – 3.5/4/4,5 inches
  • Thumb – 2 inches

Gauge – 18 sts /24 rounds in 4 inches/10 cm of 2×2 ribbing. 

Long fingerless gloves knitting pattern

The supplies you need…


  • 1 x 100g skein of any medium weight yarn (04) / Aran / Worsted / 10 Ply.
  • I used Cascade 220 (100% wool / 100g / 200m / 219yds) in the color grey .



  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
ribbed long fingerless gloves knitted

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • M1 – make 1 stitch – An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
  • SM – slip marker
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Rep – repeat
  • Rib – work in 2×2 ribbing
  • PM – place marker

Stitch Explanations

2 x 2 ribbing – K2, P2 (It is obtained by alternating knit and purl stitches in one row and “knitting by pattern” in every next row.

This means that we make a knit stitch when the previous row stitch looks like V and make a purl stitch when the previous looks like a bump.)

  • Cast On: even number of stitches.
  • Row 1 (RS): (k2, p2) till the end of the row.
  • Row 2 (WS): (k2, p2) till the end of the row.
  • Repeat these two rows.
long fingerless gloves knitted


Make two the same.

Both pieces are knit in the round.

  • CO 36, (40, 44) sts, pm and join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
  • You will use the magic loop technique to knit these gloves in the round.
  • Work K2, P2 (2×2 ribbing) in every round until the piece measures – 13 inches from the CO edge.
  • (You can adjust the length if you want them to be longer or shorter)

Thumb Hole

  • Rib 16 sts, PM, M1, K1, M1, PM, Rib 19, (23, 27). 38, (42, 46) sts.
  • Rib round.
  • Rib 16, SM, M1, K3, M1, Rib 19 (23, 27). 40 (44, 48) sts.
  • Rib round
  • Rib 16, SM, M1, K5, M1, Rib 19 (23, 27). 42 (46, 50) sts.
  • Rib round.
  • Rib 14, remove marker, place the next 12 sts onto a stitch holder (remove the other marker), CO 2 sts, and rib to the end of the round (remove the other marker). 32 (36, 40) sts


Work in 2×2 ribbing for 2.5 inches.

Cast off.


  • Place the 12 sts from the stitch holder onto the needles.
  • Re-join the yarn to the first stitch.
  • Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge on the right side and knit, then pick up 1 st from the left side and knit. (14 sts)
  • Next round – P2, K8, P2, K2.
  • Knit every round until the thumb measures 2 inches.
  • Cast off.

Making Up

  • Weave in any loose ends.
  • Place a stitch or two if there is a gap beside the base of the thumb.
Long fingerless gloves knit in grey

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