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Outlander Capelet Knitting Pattern

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The Outlander capelet pattern has been inspired by Brianna’s reunion 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. 

It can be held together with a large button to fasten or if you have a shawl pin.

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Inspired By Brianna’s Reunion Capelet

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 colors 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.

You can see a similar capelet with short row shaping here – Brianna’s Capelet Outlander Knitting Pattern.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Briannas reunion capelet in Outlander season four Image Source – Starz

More 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 color.

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

It is cozy and warm to wear, so would be ideal for those who get cold working at their desk or could be worn under a thick jacket in freezing temperatures.

Visit the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks in my shop below:

Outlander Brianna reunion capelet

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

This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.

Brianna reunion capelet knitting pattern

Outlander Capelet Knitting Pattern

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Skill Level – Easy

Notes

The capelet knits up quickly in bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Size – Women’s small/medium

Length = 47 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 16 inches

*To make this in a larger size – cast on more stitches – this will not affect the striped pattern in any way only the size.

Gauge = 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 11 sts and 22 rows in garter stitch.

Outlander knitwear including a striped knitted cape

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

  • 1 x 100g black (Alize Superlana Maxi – 60)
  • 2 x 100g light grey (Alize Superlana Maxi – 208 or a darker grey 21)
  • 1 x 100g brown (Alize Superlana Maxi – 240)
  • Any bulky weight yarn (05), chunky, 12 ply or super bulky (06), super chunky, 14 ply/yarn weight chart
  • I used Alize Superlana Maxi Yarn.
  • You can purchase Alize yarns from YarnStreet or on Etsy.
  • Yarn substitute – Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Chunky.

Needles

  • 8mm (US 11) knitting needles – I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 40″/100cm cable as there were many stitches – I did not join in the round to knit.

Notions

Outlander Brianna knitted crossover cape

Pattern Instructions

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Rep – repeat
  • YO – Yarn over

Yarn A = Grey / Yarn B = Brown / Yarn C – Black

  1. With Yarn A – CO 46sts (S/M) 66 sts or more (L)
  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 the 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)

Outlander Brianna knitted capelet

Making Up

Weave in any loose ends.

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

Outlander Brianna cape knit in grey, brown and black

View more Outlander knitting patterns here.

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11 Comments

  1. As I was watching Outlander I kept thinking and wishing that someone would create patterns. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.

    1. Hello Marge, yes the pattern would still work with super bulky yarn and a larger size needle – but it may be larger in size than stated in the notes of the pattern. You can try it out against your self as you knit to see how the sizing is going, but it is really flexible with this design. 🙂

    1. Hello Marcia, the yarn over is in step 8 of the pattern – this is for the buttonhole. If you want to add a button to fasten – like in the photos then this yarn over will create a buttonhole. if you don’t want to close it with a button, then you can leave that out. You could close it with a pin or brooch or something else. I hope that helps 🙂

        1. Can you give the type of yarn & color numbers you use for the Outlander capelet pattern. I’m having a hard time finding just the right colors.

          1. Hello Kathy, I will add the colour numbers for the Alize Superlana Maxi to the pattern. They can be purchased from Yarn Street online if you want to use the same yarn type.

            Grey – 208 or 21
            Brown – 240
            Black – 60

            I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much! Since Christmas I have taught myself how to knit, I have always been a crochet person but now I’m loving the two needles! I have read all of the Outlander books & watch the series on Starr’s. Thank you for bringing the Shawls & wraps to life.

    1. Hello Kathy, thank you so much for your kind words and I am so happy you like the patterns! I hope you enjoy making them 🙂