If you are a fan of the Outlander knits from the TV show, then this post will share with you many Outlander patterns inspired by the main characters, Claire and Brianna.
Throughout watching the show, I have been motivated to create a range of knits, including fingerless gloves and wrist warmers.
I get so many ideas from seeing the knitwear worn in the show, mainly by Claire Fraser, the main character, as she travels through time.
Scroll down to see the list of free patterns or grab all of my Outlander Patterns here – The Ultimate Outlander Knitting Pattern Collection
The Outlander Knits
If you are unfamiliar with the TV show Outlander but like the knitting patterns, don’t worry!
I can catch you up with a brief introduction to what it is all about…..
- The story in the first season follows a married nurse, the main character Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser, who travels to the Scottish Highlands 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 seasons, going from Scotland and France to 1950s America and back to North Carolina in 1767. What follows is an epic love story of Jamie Fraser.
- Featuring time travel and popular knits cherished by fans and well known through mainly season one episodes, like Jenny’s shawl (worn by Jenny Murray), Claire’s Castle Leoch arm warmers, plus shawls that are chunky knits.
Whenever I watch the Outlander series, I just love to look at the costumes and see how beautifully they are pieced together.
The colors that have been selected are also an inspiration, from neutrals in natural wool to heather and greens.
I made most of my pieces in browns, greys, greens, blues, and black.
You can see more patterns here – Outlander Patterns Season 6
Inspired By The Outlander Costumes
As all of the knitting patterns have been inspired by the show, some are very similar, with designs based on the original items.
As some of the original designs are patterns created by other independent designers, many of my designs are not direct copies of the originals.
There are many beginner patterns in garter stitch, ribbing, stockinette stitch, and a few intermediate choices too, which feature cable-knit designs.
Fingerless Gloves And Wrist Warmers
Throughout the show’s seasons, Claire, Brianna, and other characters are often seen wearing a variety of knitted items, including – shawls, capes, cowls, and infinity scarves.
The wrist warmers and fingerless gloves are seen in many different designs, from simple ribbing to intricate cables.
My patterns include quite a few fingerless glove designs, so you can make a pair for yourself, for gifts, or as a project to take along and share at your knitting club.
Cable Knits Are Included
Some of the patterns are for intermediate knitters, as they feature cable stitches, which are a little bit more complicated.
The cables are featured in fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, and arm warmer patterns.
Some of the gloves knit in the round have the thumb gusset, plus others that are knit flat and leave a hole for the thumb instead.
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