The Outlander series features love, adventure, and time travel. But the show is also known for its spectacular knitwear. And while it may not all be historically accurate, it does make for some delightful knitting patterns for fans of the book and television series.
There is a myriad of patterns inspired by the show, including a full book of knitwear patterns. You'll find pages of options on Ravelry and Etsy, but you can start with this list of both authentic and lightly-inspired designs.
Knit while you watch or listen to the audiobooks, and then wear one of these fantastic pieces to sport the time traveler look yourself.
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The Original Brianna Capelet
For the most authentic Outlander knitwear, look no further than this Brianna Capelet pattern. Knitsome Studio designed this convertible cape/cowl and the Outlander costume designer used this exact pattern for the show in season four. This is true Outlander gear that you can wear half a dozen ways.
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Chunky Claire Cowl
For a quick project that's perfect for knitting and watching, knit this cowl inspired by Claire from Outlander. It's a full and squishy design that's large enough to wrap around your shoulders like a shawl or keep it close as a bulky infinity scarf. No time to knit? Designer Rachel Piper also sells finished pieces on Etsy.
Chunky Claire Cowl Pattern, $2, Rachel Piper on Ravelry
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Scalloped Woodland Capelet
Although not specifically designed with Outlander in mind, this capelet by Susan Mills Knits certainly fits the bill. The simple garter stitch and the scalloped edge look like a piece from way back when.
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Mrs. Fitz Fingerless Mitts
The Polly Foo Foo blog offers a number of free knit and crochet patterns inspired by Outlander and has many takes on a fun and fresh look. By using bold colors and shortening the length, these mitts still have the style of ones Mrs. Fitz wears, while making something wearable for modern times.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Apparent Outlander Shawl
What do you wear to keep warm while traveling through time? Michelle Stead presents this timeless shawl as the solution. You can wear your shawl in many ways, and the simplicity is a great way to show off a shawl pin, like the one shown.
Apparent Outlander Shawl Pattern, $2, Crafty Flutterby Solutions
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Modern Outlander Chevron Shawl
You may not find these bright colors in the scenes of Outlander, but you can't miss the inspiration of Claire's triangle shawl in this free pattern from Hands Occupied. She shows you how changing up the colors can help you fit these other-era styles work into your own look.
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Outlander-Inspired Claire's Capelet
Esther from Knit Play Love sought out to make an authentic replica pattern of Claire's capelet in season one. The intermediate-level pattern has a small collar and just covers the shoulders. Worked in chunky yarn, it's sure to be a fast project.
Outlander-Inspired Claire's Cape Pattern, $6, Knit Play Love
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Outlander Fingerless Mittens
For an excellent selection of free Outlander-inspired patterns, take a look at Handy Little Me. Louisa designed lots of mitts and arm warmers like the ones shown here, but she also has a few patterns based on the famous shawls and capelets from the show. Who could resist?