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Outlander Claire Carolina Fingerless Gloves Pattern


This Outlander Claire Carolina fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice knitting a simple rib stitch and the finished mitts will look great made with any Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn in any color.

I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.

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

This pattern is part of my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here.

Outlander Claire Carolina fingerless gloves

Inspired by The Outlander Knits

Inspired by the arm warmers that Claire wears with her Carolina shawl in Outlander season 4.

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You can wear these gloves as arm warmers also.

Claire is seen wearing them as hand and wrist warmers, but in my design, I left a gap for my thumb, so they can be worn either way.

They can be made in any color, I made mine in brown natural wool, so not only are they warm they are really soft to wear.

Grab the Ultimate Outlander Pattern Collection of Ebooks in my shop here: The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.

Outlander Claire Fingerless Mittens

The Outlander-inspired gloves are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in La Mia natural wool (100g) color brown H5.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, knit flat – either on straight or circular needles (but not joining in the round).

The thumb hole is explained in the pattern and is easy to do, you just leave a gap when you seam the mittens.

Seen worn below with the Outlander Scarf Pattern.

Outlander Claire brown gloves

Outlander Claire Carolina Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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

Grab the Ultimate Outlander Pattern Collection of Ebooks in my shop here: The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.

Skill Level – Basic (beginner)


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

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Women’s small/medium

Length = 9 inches

Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 3 inches

Thumbhole = 2 inches

For a smaller size – cast on – 36 sts

For a larger size – cast on – 44 sts

Gauge = 18 sts/24 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in 1×1 ribbing.

Outlander Claire fingerless gloves and shawl

The Supplies You Need…


  • 1 x 100g skein of any medium weight yarn (04)/Aran/Worsted/10 Ply.
  • Yarn weight chart
  • I used La Mia Natural Wool in the color brown H5.
  • Good Yarn Substitute – Cascade 220.



Claire Carolina shawl and gloves

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

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


Make 2 the same:

  1. CO – S – 36 sts / M – 40 sts / L – 44 sts
  2. K1, P1 – every row until the piece measures 9 inches (or you can decide on your own length).
  3. Cast off – in rib

Making up

  1. Stitch the side seam using the invisible seam stitch (Mattress stitch).
  2. Start by stitching the length of the wrist for 5 inches, leave a gap of 2 inches for the thumb hole and then stitch a further 2 inches to close the top of the mitts.
  3. You don’t have to leave the thumb hole gap if you want to use them as arm warmers instead (as pictured below).
Outlander wristlet knitting pattern

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  1. Hi I’ve a question. My family can’t where wool so what I a good yarn to use instead? Plus I am a new knitter. Any tips?

    1. Hello Carol,
      Have you looked at any man-made fibers? like acrylic yarns?
      There are some really nice acrylic yarns out there – that are soft and come in a lovely choice of colours.
      I like the Paintbox yarns (Simply Aran) from Love Crafts and Lion Brand (Vanna’s Choice) also have some great choices.
      I hope that helps!

    1. Hello Denise,
      You could try knitting the mittens in DK yarn – they will be a tighter fit if you use the cast on given in the pattern (40 sts) so you may need to cast on a few more stitches.
      I would cast o the 40 to see if it looks small and if so maybe add another 6 or 10 sts.
      I hope that helps!