This Outlander Claire gloves pattern will allow you to practice knitting a simple rib stitch and the finished mitts will look great made with any yarn in any colour.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
This is the sixth pattern in my Outlander collection, you can see the first – the Fraser’s Ridge flat knit fingerless mittens here.
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If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that main character Claire wears, including her ribbed brown fingerless mittens.
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.
Outlander Knitting Patterns
Whenever I watch Outlander I just love to look at the costumes and see how beautifully they are pieced together.
I think that everything about the show really transports you to another place when you watch.
I don’t have a Jamie, but I do have Jason (my doggo) who just happens to be a very handsome redhead and agreed to appear in the photograph below for a biscuit!
I wanted to make a collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from mitts to scarves.
You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.
You can also see the first five patterns in my Outlander collection here;
- Fraser’s Ridge Fingerless Mittens
- Cabled Cabin Fingerless Gloves
- The Brianna Cowl Pattern
- Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern
- Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern
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.
The Knitting Basics
The gloves use basic knitting stitches – knitting and purling to create the design.
To make this pattern you will need to know the following:
For more knitted mittens you may also be interested in:
- Easy Mittens Pattern
- Snow Mountain Mittens Pattern
- Fraser’s Ridge Fingerless Mittens Pattern
- Cabled Cabin Fingerless Gloves Pattern
- Celtic Cable Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Outlander Claire Gloves Pattern
See the free pattern below, or you may purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop HERE.
There is also the Outlander Pattern Collection which features 12 PDF patterns – You can see that HERE.
Skill Level – Easy/beginner
- 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g / yarn weight chart
- I used La Mia Natural Wool in the colour brown H5.
- 5mm (US 8) straight knitting needles or 16″ circular knitting needles (not to join in the round)
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
- CO 40 sts
- K1, P1 – ever 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.
The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Size – Women’s small/medium
Width (laying flat and unstretched) = 3 inches
Thumb hole = 2 inches
Gauge = 10 sts in 10 rows in 2 inches.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
CO – cast on
Cont – Continue
K – knit
P – purl
St(s) – stitch(es)
Rep – repeat
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