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.
The 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.
The single pattern is available on Ravelry and through the in-store pattern sale service.
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.
Getting 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.
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.
Sticking with the fancy mitts, we have Mable from Louisa Harding’s hardcover book Knits From an English Rose.
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?