Outlander Claire’s Cable Knit Arm Warmers

Outlander Claires arm warmers knitting pattern free

The Outlander Claire’s cable knit arm warmers pattern will allow you to create a large twisted cabled cuff in an intricate design.

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

This is the eighth pattern in my Outlander collection, you can see the first – the Fraser’s Ridge flat knit fingerless mittens here.

*Scroll down for the printable pattern and don’t forget to pin and share!*

Free knitting pattern for Outlander Claire cable arm warmers


If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, through all of the seasons, Claire has worn fingerless gloves and wrist warmers.

The wrist warmers that inspired this design were knit in a dark grey yarn, so I chose a similar shade in an acrylic/natural wool blend.

The cabled cuff is at the top of the wrist warmers, with a stockinette body, and a ribbed design at the bottom.

Claire and Jamie Fraser OutlanderImage Source – Starz

Outlander Claire’s Hand Knit Arm Warmers

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the arm warmers are knit both flat and in the round.

The cabled cuff is made separately from the arm length, it is knit flat and then stitches are picked up around the cuff to begin the arm section.

The cabled cuffs are slightly different from the image above, with a smaller cable design.

Outlander cable knit wrist warmers

Cable Knitting

This pattern is for intermediate knitters, as the cable stitch is a little bit more complicated.

The cable itself is made only on the cuffs, knit flat and then seamed.

Once the cuff has been completed and seamed, you then pick up and knit stitches to start knitting the length of the arm warmer in stocking stitch.

Outlander Knitting Patterns

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

Claire and Brianna’s costumes have motivated many knitters to make shawls, infinity scarves, and more throughout the four seasons that have aired so far.

I wanted to make a collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from gloves, wristwarmers and scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

Cable knit arm warmers

Outlander Knits

You can also see the other eight 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 Pattern
  8. Outlander Capelet Pattern

Outlander knits

Free 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.

Outlander Claires arm warmers

Outlander Arm Warmers Pattern

Make this pair of cable arm warmers 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!

Outlander arm warmers pattern

Yield: Arm Warmers

Outlander Claire's Cable Knit Arm Warmers

Outlander Claire's Cable Knit Arm Warmers
Make a pair of arm warmers inspired by Claire Fraser from the TV show Outlander.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1 x skein of medium weight yarn (04)
  • I used Alize Lanagold Classic in Dark Grey


  • 5mm (US 8) 16" circular knitting needles
  • 5mm (US 8) Cable needle
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


The Cable Cuff

CO 16sts

  1. K1, *K2, P3, K4, P3, K2* rep from * to * to last st K1,
  2. Work each st in the manner it presents (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  3. K1, *K2, P3, K4, P3, K2* rep from * to * to last st K1,
  4. Work each st in the manner it presents (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  5. K1, *K2, P3, C4B, P3, K2* rep from * to * to last st, K1,
  6. Work each st in the manner it presents, (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  7. K1, *K2, P3, K4, P3, K2* rep from * to * to last st K1,
  8. Work each st in the manner it presents, (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)

Rep the 8 rows above until the piece measures 8 inches - or however long you need it to be to encircle your hand/wrist.

Cast off.

Stitch the ends together using an invisible seam.

The Arm Length

  • Pick up and knit 40 sts around the edge of the cable cuff.
  • I counted about 49 sts on the bottom edge of my cable cuff so to pick up 40 sts I picked up and K 4, missed one and then picked up 4 and repeated that until the end, where there were 5 left, so I picked up 3, left one and picked up the last one.
  • Knit every round until the piece measures 7.5 inches (or however long you want it to be).
  • Purl 2 rounds
  • Knit 5 rounds
  • K5, P5 to end of round
  • Cont to K5, P5 for 1 inch
  • Cast off loosely (knit) change to a larger needle if you wish.

Making Up

Sew in any loose ends.


Size - Woman's small/medium

Length of the arm warmers = 9 inches

Width (laying flat) = 4 inches

Gauge = 12 sts in 12 rounds in 2 inches.


CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

C4B - (K2 and 2), slip the next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, K2 from the left hand needle, then K2 from the cable needle.

K – knit

P – purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

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