Outlander Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Outlander fingerless gloves pattern

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.

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

Fingerless gloves knitted free pattern


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.

Brianna in Outlander season fourImage Source

Fingerless Gloves

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.

Fingerless mittens pattern

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.

Outlander fingerless gloves knitting pattern free

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.

Outlander knitting patterns

Outlander Knits

You can also see the first three patterns in my Outlander collection here;

Fingerless gloves knitting pattern

Free Knitting 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.

Brianna from Outlander fingerless mittens 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.

Fingerless mittens with thumb pattern

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:

Fingerless gloves with thumb knitting pattern


For more knitted mittens you may also be interested in:

Bree fingerless mittens pattern from Outlander

Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Make this pair of fingerless mitts 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!

Brianna from Outlander mittens pattern

Yield: Fingerless gloves

Outlander Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern

This Outlander fingerless gloves knitting 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.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x skein of any medium weight yarn (04) 100g
  • I used Himalaya Every Day New Tweed in Olive Green 75122


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


  • CO 40 sts and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
  • Knit every round until the piece measures 8 inches from the cast on edge (or until you have the length you desire).

Thumb Hole

  • 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.

Making up

Weave in any loose ends.

Place a stitch or two if there is a gap beside the base of the thumb.


Size - Women's small/medium


  • 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.


CO - cast on

Cont - Continue

K – knit

M1 - Make 1 stitch

St(s) – stitch(es)

Rep - repeat

PM - Place marker

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  1. Deana Carfrae
    January 25, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Do you have the pattern for the striped capelet? I love this!

    • January 25, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Hello Deana, I am currently working on a capelet pattern – it’s getting there and I hope to have it published by the end of next week hopefully! Thanks for visiting my site and taking a look around 🙂

  2. Mary J McDowell
    January 26, 2019 / 3:24 am

    I am looking for the striped capelet pattern that Brianna wears with the green fingerless gloves Has anyone seen it?

  3. Samantha Parker
    January 30, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    In the pattern, what does the abbreviation M stand for? (K 19, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 20)

    • January 31, 2019 / 8:50 am

      Hello, sorry I had forgotten to add that to the abbreviations earlier. M1 – means to make one stitch – you need to increase the number of stitches for the thumb gusset. Thanks for visiting and I hope that helps!

      • Samantha Parker
        January 31, 2019 / 2:20 pm

        Yes, thank you so much!

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