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Castle Leoch Cable Cuff Arm Warmers Pattern


The Castle Leoch Cable Cuff Arm Warmers Pattern will allow you to create a large twisted cabled cuff in an intricate design.

These arm warmers are inspired by the pair that Claire wears in Outlander season 1, episode 2 ‘Castle Leoch’.

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

Outlander Claire Cable cuffs knitting pattern

Inspired By The Outlander Knits

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 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.

A chic combination of classic cable knit with a simple knitted fabric.

This pattern is part of my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here. – Outlander Patterns {Beginner + Intermediate}

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Just Like 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 continue on with the arm section.

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

Perfect to wear with a T-shirt or long sleeves.

Outlander Claire cable cuff arm warmers

The Cable Knit Cuff

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

The cable itself is knit 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 the stocking stitch.

Outlander Claires cable cuff wrist warmers

More 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.

Take a look here for more free patterns – Mittens + Gloves

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Knitting Lessons

Check out the knitting lessons to find more knitting tutorials.

For example, how to cast-on stitches, how to knit the basic knitting stitches, how to make knitting increases and decreases, how to fix knitting mistakes, and many fun projects to make.

The majority of the blog posts include video tutorials to help you along. 

Perfect for a beginner knitter who wants to learn a new technique.

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

This pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.


Skill Level – Intermediate

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

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Size – Woman’s Small/medium

Length of the arm warmers = 9 inches

Width (laying flat) = 4 inches

Gauge = 18 sts in 28 rounds in 10 x 10cm/4 x 4 inches/in stocking stitch.

Cable knit cuff arm warmers

The Supplies You Need…




Outlander Claires cable cuff wrist warmers

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • 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
Outlander Claire cable cuff arm warmers

Pattern Instructions

Cable Knit Arm Warmers – make 2 pieces.

Both pieces are knit in the round.

The Cable Cuff

CO 16sts

  1. K1, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2 K1.
  2. Work each st in the manner it presents (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  3. K1, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2 K1.
  4. Work each st in the manner it presents (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  5. K1, K2, P3, C4B, P3, K2 K1.
  6. Work each st in the manner it presents, (P3, K3, P4, K3, P3)
  7. K1, K2, P3, K4, P3, K2 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 Mattress Stitch – How To Seam Knitting)

Outlander cuffs stitching up tutorial

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.
Cable knit arm warmers cuff tutorial
  • 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 the end of the round.
  • Cont to K5, P5 for 1 inch.
  • Cast off loosely (knit) and change to a larger needle if you wish.
arm warmers in progress

Making Up

Sew in any loose ends.

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Outlander Claires arm warmers

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  1. Hello.
    I purchased the Castle Leoch Cable Cuff Arm Warmer pattern and I was wondering if you have a video tutorial of the project.
    I also purchased Clair’s Rent Shawl and completed the project in Dream In Color, Classy 100% superwash merino yarn. It’s so incredibly soft and absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Monique,
      Sorry, I don’t have a video tutorial for the Castle Leoch arm warmers.
      I’m so happy you enjoyed making the Rent shawl – I hope you enjoy wearing it 🙂

  2. In completing the Cable Cuff I’m confused. The pattern calls for 16 stitches to be casted on. The pattern as it is noted without the repeat from * to * is in fact 16 stitches. I’m confused by the request to repeat the pattern from * to *. This would require 30 stitches. I don’t understand the discrepancy.
    Please advise.

    1. Hello Monique,
      You are correct, there are only 16 sts – I have amended the pattern for the cuff.
      Thanks for letting me know!