Men’s Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern


This men’s fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to create gloves knit in the round and the finished mitts will look great made in any color.

This design has been inspired by the brown fingerless glove pair or wrist warmers seen worn by Dougal MacKenzie on the TV show Outlander.

mens fingerless gloves knit in worsted weight yarn

Knit A Pair Of Fingerless Gloves

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 curled edge, at the wrist, at the top of the hand, and thumbhole, to look like Dougal’s gloves/wristwarmers.

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.

Dougal is seen wearing brown knitted gloves/wrist warmers with his full clan MacKenzie costume.

Even though Dougal’s look more like knitted cuffs or arm warmers, I made my version into gloves to make them more practical and wearable.

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

Dougal MacKenzie arm warmers
Image copyright to Starz.com

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

View more Outlander Men’s Knits here.

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

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Skill Level – Intermediate

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

The fingerless gloves are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with worsted weight yarn, which is a medium-weight yarn (04).

Using knit stitches, you will create stockinette stitch, knit in the round on circulars, with the thumb gusset.

The thumb gusset is explained in the pattern and is easy to follow, knitting in the round so that you don’t have to pick up and knit stitches later on.

You can view the women’s version of the gloves here – Outlander Brianna Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Outlander Brianna green knitted fingerless gloves

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  • Men’s small/medium/large. In patt – S (M/L)
  • Length from wrist to top of hand – 10 (10.5, 11) inches
  • Width (laying flat) – 4/4.5/5 inches
  • Thumb – 2 inches

The fingerless gloves in the photos are size small (cast on 40 sts).

Gauge – 18 sts/22 rounds in 4 inches/10 cm/in pattern.

mens fingerless gloves knitted

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 Brown (8686)
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)



  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
mens fingerless gloves and dog playing with stick

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

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • M1 – make 1 stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Rep – repeat
  • PM – place marker
mens fingerless gloves knit in worsted weight yarn


Men’s fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.

Both pieces are knit in the round.

  • CO 40 (42, 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.
  • Knit every round until the piece measures 6.5 (7, 7.5) inches from the cast-on edge (or until you have the length you desire).

Thumb Hole

  • K 19 (20, 21), pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 20 (21, 22). 42 (44, 46) sts
  • Knit round.
  • K 19 (20, 21) M1, K3, M1, K 20 (21, 22). 44 (46, 48) sts
  • Knit round.
  • K 19 (20, 21), M1, K5, M1, K 20 (20, 21. 46 (48, 50) sts
  • Knit round.
  • K 17 (18, 19), remove marker and place 12 sts onto a stitch holder, CO 1 st, and K 17 (18, 19) to the end of the round. 47 (49, 51) sts in total inc the 12 on the st holder.
  • Remove markers.


  • Knit every round until the piece measures 2 (2.5, 3) inches from the thumb hole or until your desired length to the top of the hand.
  • Cast off loosely.


  • Place the 12 sts from the stitch holder onto the needles.
  • Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge.
  • Knit every round until the thumb measures 2 inches.
  • Cast off loosely.

Making up

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

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