Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Outlander knitting

This summer, I jumped on the bandwagon and began watching the captivating television series and reading the famous Outlander series by Diana Galbadon. If you have not looked into either... run, don't walk, to your nearest library and check out both. Rarely have I ever found a book translated so well into a television adaptation.

With a story that primarily takes place in Scotland, you can just imagine how fabulous the knitwear is in the costume department. Lots of earthy tones, rustic yarns, and textured stitch patterns.
It has been quite some time since I've presented a collection of themed knitting patterns (see Oh la la, Camping Knits, Vacation Knitting, or Back to School Sweaters for fun reads). So here you go - a collection of beautiful knitting patterns all inspired by the addicting Outlander series.  I'm up to my elbows in work knitting right now, but rest assured, once that is done, I will be picking one of these beautiful patterns and casting on. They are verra bonny, aye?

Outlander Cabled Mitts Arm Warmers by Esther Po

Coal-Duirn by Nikki Van De Car
Laoghaire's Mischief by Laura Ballard
Outlander Pattern for Claire's Cowl by Shelli Westcott
Outlander shawl by Rachel Roden
Claire's Capelet by Shelli Westcott
Highland Travel Shawl  by Carolyn Macpherson