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Outlander Brianna Fingerless Gloves Pattern


This Outlander Brianna fingerless gloves pattern will allow you to create gloves knit in the round and the finished mitts will look great made in any color.

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

Scroll down to view the free pattern, or purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.


Fingerless Gloves Worn By Brianna In Outlander

This design is inspired by the gloves Brianna wore with her capelet in Outlander season 4, episode 9, ‘The Birds and the Bees’.

They have a curled edge at the wrist, top of the hand, and thumb to look like Brianna’s gloves in the image below.

Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.

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Outlander Brianna Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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Skill Level – Intermediate


The hand warmers knit up quickly, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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 you don’t have to pick up and knit stitches later; there is also no seaming.

You may also enjoy the men’s version of this pattern – Men’s Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern.

mens fingerless gloves knit in worsted weight yarn

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Size Information


  • Women’s small/medium/large. In patt – S (M/L)
  • Length from wrist to top of hand – 12.5 inches
  • Width (laying flat) – 3/3.5/4 inches
  • Thumb – 2 inches

Gauge – 18 sts/24 rounds in 4 inches/10 cm/in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need…




  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle/tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
Outlander Brianna green knitted fingerless gloves
The top of the glove just covers the knuckles, and the fingertips are visible.


Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK)

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – knit
  • M1 – Make 1 stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Rep – repeat
  • PM – Place marker

Pattern Instructions

Outlander fingerless gloves – make 2 pieces.

The pair of fingerless gloves are knit in the round.

  • CO 32 (34, 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).

Thumb Hole

  1. K 15 (17, 19), PM, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 16 (16, 20). 34 (36, 42) sts
  2. Knit round.
  3. K 15 (17, 19) M1, K3, M1, K 16 (16, 20). 36 (38, 44) sts
  4. Knit round.
  5. K 15 (17, 19), M1, K5, M1, K 16 (16, 20). 38 (40, 46) sts
  6. Knit round.
  7. K 13 (14, 17), remove the marker and place 12 sts onto a stitch holder, CO 1 st, and K 13 (14, 17) to the end of the round. 39 (41, 47) sts in total, including the 12 on the st holder.
  8. Remove markers.


  • Knit every round until the piece measures 3.5 inches from the thumb hole or until your desired length reaches the top of your 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 in the glove if there is a gap beside the base of the thumb.

Fingerless gloves knitting pattern

Inspired By The Outlander Costumes

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in season four, you have probably noticed the beautiful costumes and knitted pieces that Claire’s daughter Brianna wears, including her olive green fingerless mittens.

Brianna wears various knitted pieces, including a striped capelet and a simple garter stitch knitted infinity scarf.

They are also in many neutral colors, from shades of grey, olive greens, black and brown.

Seen worn below with the Brianna Outlander Capelet – with short row shaping.

Related Post: Outlander Costumes – Including The Knitwear And More!


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.

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Brianna from Outlander style knitted fingerless gloves

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  1. I am finally getting around to starting these, and am already frustrated. 40 stitches of yarn at weight 4 on 16-inch, 5mm circulars is not enough to fit around and still be able to knit.

    Did you have this issue? If yes, what was your solution? Did you just use DPNs instead?

    I wonder if shorter-length circulars are a thing.

    1. Hello, I worked on the 5mm circular needles/16″ cable just fine, pulling through the extra cable, when I knit (using the magic loop technique), as you are right, you cannot knit in the round on that size cable without having excess cable. You can use DPN’s if you prefer. I think you can buy 9″ circulars – but I think you would still have excess cable to pull through, with the number of stitches you need to cast on for this project. If you any further issues, please contact me, thanks for visiting and I hope that helps 🙂

      1. I M also having difficulty with using circular needles. Will using the double pointed needles end up the same as knitting with a circular needle and how to proceed with the thumb?

        1. Hello Suzanne,
          Yes, using the double pointed needles will have the same result as using the circulars.
          You will also use them for the thumb, dividing the stitches over three needles in order to knit that section.
          I hope that helps!

          1. Im a bit frustrated. I have small hands so I am using. 36: stitch cast on. Am following the pattern instructions for the decreased thumb hole but don’t get the point of placing markers. When I get to the last row of knitting 17 and placing 12 on a stitch holder the steps doesn’t seem to make sense. Is there suppose to be 12 stitches between the markers? If so the increases don’t addd up.

          2. Hello Suzanne,
            So for a 36 cast on, you would adjust the thumb hole instructions as follows:
            K 17, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 18 (38 sts)
            Knit round
            K 17, M1, K3, M1, K 18 (40 sts)
            Knit round
            K 17, M1, K5, M1, K 18 (42 sts)
            Knit round
            K 15, remove marker and place 12 sts onto a stitch holder, CO 1 st and K 15 to the end of the round.
            Remove markers.

            So you will be placing the 12 sts onto the stitch holder for the thumb. However if you want the thumb to be smaller then you can work this as follows:
            K 16, remove marker and place 10 sts onto a stitch holder, CO 1 st and K 16 to the end of the round.

            The markers are there to let you see where the thumb section is as you are working and making those increases.
            I hope that helps!

  2. hi I’m really excited to make these. I’m to the thumb hole part of the directions
    I’m new to knitting in the round.
    I am using the magic loop technique , so I divided my 40 stitches onto 20 on each needle.
    I am confused about the thumb hole directions.
    I knit 19, put in a place marker, made a stitch, knit my last (20th) stitch and made one more. Stitch.
    What is my 20th stitch I’m supposed to knit?
    Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello Kim, I think if you are referring to this line in the pattern for the thumb – K 19, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 20 – you knit 19 stitches, place a marker, make 1 stitch, Knit one stitch, make one stitch, place another marker and then knit the 20 stitches that are left on the other needle. I hope that helps you and if you have any further questions just send me an email or use the contact form and I will get back to you. Happy Knitting! 🙂

  3. First of all, thanks for this lovely pattern. I am currently ~ 2in. into the glove and it seems like it’s too wide. Is this supposed to shrink as I go along? Thanks!

    1. Hello Betty, thank you, I am happy that you like the pattern. The measurements of the gloves are in the pattern – if it seems 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. I hope that helps! Thanks for visiting 🙂

    2. I noticed you don’t have slip marker in the directions. For the 3 row of the thumb hole would you knit 19, slip marker, m1, k3, m1, slip marker, k20 or do you k19, slip marker, M1, k3, slip marker, M1, k20?

      1. Hello Kenzie,
        For row 3 of the thumb hole you will:
        K 19, SM, M1, K3, M1, SM, K 20.
        You will slip the marker when you come to it – you do not move it from its position.
        The increases are happening within the area in between the markers, you will see the thumb section growing here.
        I hope that helps!

  4. I would rather work flat knitting. I don’t like knitting in the round. can you make a pattern for straight/flat knitting?

    1. Hello Cindy, at the moment I only have this pattern to be knit in the round. Thanks for the idea, perhaps in the future I will write it up to be knit flat also. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  5. Hello! I love this pattern and so far have been doing ok considering this is my first attempt with magic loop. i’m stuck on the thumb part though, do you have a video demonstrating the K 19, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K 20 part? After i knit 19, place a marker, make a stitch then knit a stitch, there’s nothing left on that needle. i’m not sure how to add a stitch at the end of the first needle. am i reading this wrong? thanks in advance!

    1. Hello Jennifer,
      Sorry I don’t have a video for the thumb section.
      You would knit 19, place the marker, make 1 stitch, knit one and then make one stitch again, then place another marker, then knit 20.
      You need to pick up and knit a stitch (M1) after you have K1 – this may be a little tricky because it is in the ‘join’ between the sections.
      But you will be able to make one there – this is important for the thumb increases.
      I hope that helps!