This post explores the stunning knits seen in the TV show Outlander, including many beginner, intermediate and advanced Outlander knitting patterns.
If like me you have been watching the Outlander TV series, you have probably noticed the beautiful knitted pieces that the main character Claire wears.
The story follows a married nurse Claire Beecham Randall who travels to Scotland with her husband.
Upon finding some ancient ruins, she time travels to Scotland in 1743 and meets up with the handsome rogue Jamie Fraser.
Romance and adventure follow in all three seasons, going from Scotland to 1950’s America – but I can’t say too much because it will ruin it for you!
I have bought the Outlander book series written by Diana Gabaldon so I can find out more about the story but I’m still on the first book.
Throughout the shows seasons, Claire is often seen wearing a variety of knitted items, including – shawls, capes, cowls and infinity scarves.
The patterns in this roundup are mostly easy for beginners, with some intermediate choices too.
Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
The Outlander knitting patterns below have been chosen with variety in mind, from knitted cowls and hats to fingerless gloves, there is something for everyone.
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Inspired By The Outlander Series
If you haven’t watched it already – you really should!
The story is really great, with a bit of everything thrown in there – romance, action, plot twists, period costumes and fantasy time travel.
I ordered the box sets for my mom for Christmas and she binged watched them over a weekend – she couldn’t get enough! (and she is a HUGE fan of Jamie of course!)
My favourite type of drama is a period drama and this series goes from various years (with the time travel) from early 1700’s Scotland to France ( in the court of Louis XV) and then the USA in 1948.
The knitwear in the series is mainly seen in Scotland and as you can see from the image below, the costumes are just amazing!
Above – Claire Beecham Randall from Outlander wearing a chunky knitted infinity scarf – get the free pattern here.
Visit the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks in my shop below:
The ebook pattern collections below are all ad-free and easy to print out.
- Outlander Pattern Collection – featuring 20 patterns
- Outlander Gloves and Arm Warmers Collection – featuring 10 patterns
- Outlander Shawls, Wraps and Scarves Collection – featuring 10 patterns
The Outlander Patterns…
*Click on the pink link to view the knitting pattern*
1. Claire’s Cowl Knitting Pattern
Claire’s cowl pattern by Handy Little Me is available as a free pattern or an ad-free PDF in my pattern shop.
2. Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Donalda Gilchrist Samhain fingerless gloves pattern by Polly Foo Foo.
3. Highland Beret Knitting Pattern
The MacTavish hat pattern by Marly Bird is available for sale on Ravelry.
4. Claire’s Cable Cuffs Knitting Pattern
The cable cuffs knitting pattern is available for free by Handy Little Me.
5. Claire’s Rent Shawl Knitting Pattern
This Rent shawl pattern from Handy Little Me can be made in a range of sizes.
There is also a video to help you make the shawl.
6. Claire’s Shrug Pattern
Claire’s shrug pattern by Kalurah Hudson is available as a free Ravelry download.
7. Cable Knit Arm Warmers
Make a pair of twisted cable knit arm warmers with this free pattern from Handy Little Me.
8. Fingerless Gloves Just Like Brianna’s!
Make a pair of fingerless gloves inspired by the gloves Brianna wears in the reunion episode in season 4.
Designed by Handy Little Me.
9. Fingerless Gloves Pattern
Make a pair of easy beginner fingerless gloves inspired by the gloves/arm warmers Claire wore in seasons 1 and 4.
Designed by Handy Little Me.
Are you an Outlander fan?
Which one do you want to make?
Let me know in the comments below.