Outlander crafting

Once this show came out with some of the promotional images like these:




Both images credit here.

I knew I was DOOMED with love for all those knitted pieces! I didn’t know how to knit, can crochet just a bit, but I wanted them. I’m always up for learning new things; I’ve basically taught myself how to sew, and if there is a youtube video for it, I can do it!

Recently, I’ve been coveting Claire’s knitted mitts. Last week’s Episode 103 had some that looked super easy:

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I figured I could probably make those. Easy enough, they don’t have thumb holes, and these specific ones didn’t even have cables (several of the other ones I’ve seen her wear do!).

So I took to youtube and to my trusty local yarn/knitting store and got some great guidance and advice. I highly recommend if you are learning to knit to talk to your local knitters. They were so helpful in calming me down, giving me a pep talk, and sending me on my way. I got set up with the right needles, the right yarn, an easy pattern, and off I went.

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I immediately got home and got started. I had almost finished one mitt and realized I had dropped a stitch halfway. I wasn’t liking how it was going so I yanked the whole thing out and started again. In a few days, I had two almost perfect wrist warmers!

Leave it to Outlander to inspire ME to start knitting. I was so surprised with how to easy it was and I plan to try that gorgeous cowl next!

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Now all I need is for fall to arrive.

What crafty thing has Outlander inspired you to do?




4 thoughts on “Outlander crafting

  1. atomiclulu

    Love them! Knits are such a strong part of Scottish heritage I was thrilled to see the show using that for scene and character development. Do a cowl next they’re super easy!



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