So I've been watching Outlander, as so many are, and I've been falling in love with all the knitted items I see on Claire ( and other characters too ). So I've started knitting and crocheting a few of my own to add to my wardrobe. Even though these were daily wear in the 1740s in Scotland, they can totally be worn today and fall is the perfect time to add them to your wardrobe.
I found this pattern in the book Crochet-opedia by Julie Oparka. It's the Arm Warmer pattern on page 118 and they crochet up really quickly. I'm so in love with them I'm going to make them in a few different colors.
I designed this one myself based on the shrug Claire is wearing while at Castle Leoch.
I love it's simplicity and the fact that it fits over clothing as well. I had a bunch of bulky yarn in a lovely wine color in my stash so picked up some circular needles and set to work. I added a collar and sleeve trim via crochet from some beautiful natural colored wool yarn I've just made. I'm very pleased with the results. Of course I made this up as I went along and didn't write anything down. But I will get the pattern all written up so I can pop it in here for you guys if you'd like to whip this up for yourselves this season.
I'm currently working on a version of one of Claire's cowls, made with my own handspun wools yarns. I may or may not felt it, haven't decided yet as I'm still working on it. This one will be crochet but I have another planned for knitting. Stay tuned! Please share on the Facebook page if you have items you've knitted which were inspired by Outlander. I'd love to see them!