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Outlander Ideas: Mitts and Armwarmers!

The second episode of Outlander continued to add fuel to my fire as a place to get knitting project ideas!

This episode had a wealth of fingerless mitts and the start of a parade of capes and cowls that I can only image will increase.

If you’ve been reading the Yarnologue for any length of time you already know I’m a little obsessed with fingerless mitt. That made it really hard to restrict myself to five project suggestions for this post.

You can always see more project ideas on my Outlander Ideas board on Pinterest.

Ida mittsThe first notable set of armwarmers in the episode was the simple oatmeal pair that Mrs. Fitzs was wearing. The reached almost to her elbow and just had a hole for a thumb. They would be easy to replicate.

For that simple look I thought the Ida Mitts from the Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine book would be a great choice.

They take just one hank of the wonderful Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine yarn, which is a 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk blend that is available in over 30 colors, or more if you include Moonshine Trios.

The single pattern is available on Ravelry and through the in-store pattern sale service.

Lace Merino mittsAnother simple set of armwarmers is this Ella Rae Lace Merino pair. The ribbing on the arms makes for a nice fit.

Download the free pattern from our website.

Ella Rae Lace Merino is one of my favorite yarns. The original Lace Merino is a fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino Wool with approx 460 yards per 100g hank. That’s a lot of yarn!

It is also available in over 60 colors, ranging from variegated, as seen above, to semi-solids.

Mai mittsGetting a little more elaborate, we have the Mai mitts from the Noro book What Can I Knit Tonight?

The bright colors and cute buttons aren’t things Claire would encounter in the 18th century!

This pair uses two skeins of Noro Kureyon yarn, a hearty 100% Wool that is available in over 35 fabulous Noro colorways.

Cabled Arm WarmersDuring the episode, Claire was wearing a pair of brown armwarmers that looked like they had a cable on them. I’m hoping a future episode affords a clearer view.

But that opened the door for more fancy mitts, like these Cabled Armwarmers from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine issue 13.

They take just one ball of the new Debbie Bliss yarn Fine Donegal, a yummy 95% Wool, 5% Cashmere blend with approx 415 yards per 100g balls.

The pattern is sized for S/M and M/L. The magazine has been arriving in local yarn stores all month and the yarn should be hot on its heels.

Mable mittsSticking with the fancy mitts, we have Mable from Louisa Harding’s hardcover book Knits From an English Rose.

This pattern uses two balls of Grace Harmonies yarn for the main section of the glove and one ball of Luzia for the trim.

Considering the fur cowl we’ve already seen Claire wearing, these mitts would fit right in!

That’s what I was able to glean from this week’s episode. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, you can find more ideas on our Pinterest board!

Are you enjoying the show as much as I am? Has the series been firing your knitting imagination?


  1. Do you have a crochet patter for the glove that Clair wears in Outlander. It look like a cable stitch.

  2. We don’t. But there are a lot of Outlander themed patterns on Ravelry. I bet you could find something similar.

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