This Outlander fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to practice knitting in the round in simple garter stitch 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 is the fourth 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, 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.
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.
You can also see the first three patterns in my Outlander collection here;
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.
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.
The Knitting Basics
The Outlander gloves use basic knitting stitches – knitting in garter stitch 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
Outlander Fingerless 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 – Advanced beginner
- 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g / yarn weight chart
- I used Himalaya Every Day New Tweed in Olive Green 75122
- 5mm (US 8) 9″ circular knitting needles (or 16″)
- Stitch holder
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
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.
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!
- Length from wrist to top of hand – 12.5 inches
- Width (laying flat) – 4 inches
- Thumb – 2 inches
Gauge – 6 sts in 6 rows in 1 inch.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
CO – cast on
Cont – Continue
K – knit
St(s) – stitch(es)
Rep – repeat
PM – Place marker
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