This Outlander fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice knitting in the round and the finished mitts will look great made in any colour.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
This pattern is part of my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here.
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Inspired By The Outlander Costumes
If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, recently in season four, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that Claire’s daughter Brianna wears, including her olive green fingerless mittens.
Brianna is seen wearing a range of knitted pieces, including a striped capelet and a simple garter stitch knitted infinity scarf.
They are also in many neutral colours, from shades of grey, olive greens, black and brown.
Fingerless Gloves Worn By Brianna In Outlander
Inspired by Brianna Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, in Fraser’s Ridge, North Carolina the mittens are knit in the round and have a knitted thumb.
They have a curled edge, at the wrist, at the top of the hand and thumb, to look like Brianna’s gloves in the image above.
Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
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 mitts to scarves.
You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.
More Outlander Knits
For more Outlander inspired patterns you may also be interested in:
- Outlander Claire Simple Knit Arm Warmers
- Claire’s Cable Knit Wrist Warmers
- Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern
How To Knit Fingerless Gloves With Thumb
The Brianna fingerless gloves are perfect for the colder weather, as they have been knit with medium weight yarn (04), in Himalaya Everyday New Tweed, shade 75122 – olive green.
Using knit stitches, you will create an interesting design, knit in the round on circular needles, with the thumb gusset.
The thumb gusset is explained in the pattern and is easy to follow, knitting in the round so that you don’t have to pick up and knit stitches later on.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Visit the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks in my shop below:
- Outlander Pattern Collection – featuring 20 patterns
- Outlander Gloves and Arm Warmers Collection – featuring 10 patterns
- Outlander Shawls, Wraps and Scarves Collection – featuring 10 patterns
Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Skill Level – Intermediate
The gloves knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Measurements – Women’s medium
- Length from wrist to top of hand – 12.5 inches
- Width (laying flat) – 4 inches
- Thumb – 2 inches
If 40 stitches seem too wide, you could cast on fewer stitches and adjust the stitch counts for the thumb and hand sections later on.
For example, cast on 34 or 36 stitches and when you come to the thumb hole section instead of working K 19, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, you can work (for CO 36sts) K 17, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 18 and then adjust the other lines accordingly.
Gauge – 6 sts in 6 rows in 1 inch.
The Supplies You Need…
- 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
- Yarn weight chart
- I used Himalaya Every Day New Tweed in Olive Green 75122
- Good Yarn Substitute – Cascade 220 in Forest Green 8267.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – knit
M1 – Make 1 stitch
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Rep – repeat
- PM – Place marker
Outlander fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.
Both pieces are knit in the round.
- CO 40 sts, pm and join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
- You will use the magic loop technique to knit these gloves in the round.
- Knit every round until the piece measures 8 inches from the cast-on edge (or until you have the length you desire).
- K 19, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 20
- Knit round
- K 19, M1, K3, M1, K 20
- Knit round
- K 19, M1, K5, M1, K 20
- Knit round
- K 17, remove marker and place 12 sts onto a stitch holder, CO 1 st and K 17 to the end of the round.
- Remove markers.
- Knit every round until the piece measures 3.5 inches from the thumb hole or until your desired length to top of hand.
- Cast off loosely.
- Place the 12 sts from the stitch holder onto the needles.
- Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO edge.
- Knit every round until the thumb measures 2 inches.
- Cast off loosely.
Weave in any loose ends.
Place a stitch or two if there is a gap beside the base of the thumb.
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