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 colour.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
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Inspired by The Outlander Knits
Inspired by the arm warmers that Claire wears with her Carolina shawl in Outlander season 4.
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 colour, I made mine in brown natural wool, so not only are they warm they are really soft to wear.
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- The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.
- Outlander Pattern Collection 2020 – With 18 Knitting Patterns
- Outlander Pattern Collection 2019 – With 21 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) colour 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.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- Mattress Stitch Tutorial.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Outlander Claire Carolina Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Skill Level – Basic (beginner)
The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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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 = 18-20 sts in 4 inches/10 cm
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 colour brown H5.
- Good Yarn Substitute – Cascade 220.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – knit
- P – purl
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Rep – repeat
Make 2 the same:
- CO – S – 36 sts / M – 40 sts / L – 44 sts
- K1, P1 – every row until the piece measures 9 inches (or you can decide on your own length).
- Cast off – in rib
- Stitch the side seam using the invisible seam stitch.
- 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.
- You don’t have to leave the thumb hole gap if you want to use them as arm warmers instead (as pictured below).
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