Outlander Capelet Pattern

Outlander brianna capelet knitting pattern

The Outlander capelet pattern has been inspired by Brianna’s capelet from the TV series Outlander.

Not identical to the original, this capelet has a more simple shape, allowing it to be worn in a couple of different ways. 

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Outlander

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, Brianna wears a knitted capelet when she reunites with Jamie in season 4.

The capelet inspired me to make my own design, using similar colours and creating a similar shape.

The cape has been knit in rib on straight needles, not including short rows for shaping, but rather to be worn as a crossed over cape for warmth.

Brianna in Outlander season fourImage Source – Starz

Brianna’s Reunion Capelet Pattern

Inspired by Brianna Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the capelet is knit flat and then held into place with a large button fastening.

I knit the cape with the idea that it creates a cosy shrug, wrapping into your shoulder and crossing over to fasten.

I decided to add a large button to fasten, but you could also use a large pin, which would make it more versatile.

Outlander Brianna reunion capelet pattern

Outlander Knitting Patterns

Whenever I watch Outlander I just love to look at the costumes and see how beautifully they are pieced together.

This capelet could be made in stripes as seen in the photos or all in one colour.

It is very easy to wear and can be worn wrapped around the shoulders or draped as a shawl.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

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Outlander Knits

You can also see the other seven patterns in my Outlander collection here;

  1. Fraser’s Ridge Fingerless Mittens
  2. Cabled Cabin Fingerless Gloves
  3. The Brianna Cowl Pattern
  4. Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern
  5. Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern
  6. Outlander Claire Gloves
  7. Claire’s Cable Knit Wrist Warmers

Outlander knits

Free Knitting Patterns

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

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Outlander Capelet Knitting Pattern

Make this Outlander Capelet with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

Yield: Outlander Capelet

Outlander Capelet Pattern

Outlander Capelet Pattern
The Outlander capelet pattern has been inspired by Brianna's capelet from the TV series Outlander.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • 1 x 100g dark grey
  • 2 x 100g light grey
  • 1 x 50g brown
  • Any bulky weight yarn (05).
  • I used Alize Lanagold Superlana Maxi.

Tools

  • 8mm (US 11) knitting needles - I used my interchangeable needles on a 24" cable as there were many stitches.
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Button

Instructions

Yarn A = Grey / Yarn B = Brown / Yarn C - Dark Grey

  1. With Yarn A - CO 46sts
  2. K 2 rows
  3. P 2 rows
  4. Cont - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows
  5. Change to Yarn B - K 2 rows
  6. Change to Yarn C - P 2 rows, K 2 rows
  7. Change to Yarn B - P2 rows
  8. Change to Yarn A - K2 rows, P2 rows, K7, YO, K to end of row, K 1 row, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  9. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  10. Change to Yarn C - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  11. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  12. Change to Yarn A - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  13. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  14. Change to Yarn C - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  15. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  16. Change to Yarn A - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  17. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  18. Change to Yarn C - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  19. Change to Yarn B - K2 rows, P2 rows,
  20. Change to Yarn A - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  21. Change to Yarn B - P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  22. Change to Yarn C - K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows,
  23. Change to Yarn B - P2 rows, K2 rows,
  24. Change to Yarn A - P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows, K2 rows, P2 rows,
  25. Cast off. (knit)

Making Up

Weave in any loose ends.

Stitch the button into place where you want it to go.

Notes

Size - Women's small/medium

Length = 47 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 16 inches

Gauge = 6 sts in 6 rows in 2 inches.

Abbreviations

CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

K – knit

P - purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

YO - Yarn over

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