Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life MKAL by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
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Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life MKAL

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
460 yards (421 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

This pattern is part of my HUGE Buy 2, Get 1 Free Pattern sale from now through the end of 2016! Add 3 of my patterns to your cart, and the price of one will be automatically deducted when you checkout!

It’s here, it’s here! It’s FINALLY here! Well almost…

Welcome to the Gilmore Girls – A Year in the Life MKAL! This is the moment I’ve been waiting for (and I am sure you have too!) for well over a year! I am a huge Gilmore Girls super-fan ever since I originally watched the show in college. When I heard that Netflix was bringing back the show for an all-new season (with the original creator/writers), I was over the moon! I KNEW I had to design something for a MKAL and immediately got to work dreaming up accessories.

What would Lorelai and Rory wear in 2016? Being as stylish as they were, I am guessing they would wear cozy, loopy cowls, and fun accessories with their ever-chic and fun wardrobe. So that’s exactly what we are making! I’ve tied in some gorgeous fall colors of the northeast, for a little piece of Stars Hollow. I hope you enjoy kitting what I’ve cooked up!

I’ve partnered with Lorajean of Knitted Wit yarns to create a special kit just for this MKAL. The yarn-only kit contains 2 skeins of scrumptious Aran-weight yarn (about 360 yards) in a color inspired by birch trees, and 4 mini skeins in gorgeous fall-leaf colors. The town of Stars Hollow was the inspiration for this color palette with it’s quaint small-town New England charm, and of course the fall foliage.

Please note: As of 10/27 the kit is sold out for the MKAL and the dyer is unable to fulfill anymore orders at this time. She will be opening more up for pre-order that will ship sometime in early December. In the meantime, I recommend checking out some of Madelinetosh’s (in Vintage or Tosh Merino) or Lorna’s Laces speckled colors (in Shepherd Worsted) for the main color, and Mix in some solid colors of your choice for the contrast!

The pattern support and community for this MKAL will be hosted in it’s very own Ravelry Group! It’s appropriately called “Gilmore Girls MKAL” and you can find it here:

Finally, the notable dates for this MKAL are as follows:
10/8/16 - MKAL Announced & Pattern available to begin purchasing. (Note: you will only receive a placeholder/info sheet initially. The pattern will be released in clues starting November 24th.)
11/10/16 – Deadline to order yarn from Knitted Wit
11/15/16 – All pre-ordered yarn ships out
11/24/16 – Thanksgiving Day (US) – Clue 1 is released
11/25/16 – Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life is released on Netflix – Clue 2 is released
11/26/16 – Clue 3 is released
11/27/17 – Clue 4 is released

Please feel free to message me with any questions or ask in the MKAL Group linked above and I am happy to help!

I am so excited for this MKAL. It’s going to be a blast as we binge through all 4 episodes of the new Gilmore Girl Season! Where are my super fans at? Will you join me?

Please note: This pattern is just $5 until December 1st. After the MKAL is complete, the price will go up to $6 so if you think you’ll want to knit this project at some point, be sure to take advantage of the discount before then!