Snow for Lorelai

Boot Cuffs/Leg Warmers and Full or Fingerless Mittens set


Everything's magical when it snows... One of the best things about cold weather is the chance to bundle up in some lovely, hand-knit goodness. Inspired by Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, the vivacious mother and more down-to-earth daughter at the heart of the long-running show "Gilmore Girls", this set is overloaded with options.

The Boot Cuffs/Leg Warmers come in two weights--bulky ("RORY") and double-bulky ("LORELAI")--and are written formulaically to be made in any size. There is a bonus "half-width" chart included, in case you only want to have one cable (better for wee legs).

The bulky-weight Mittens can be made closed or fingerless in two lengths, and range in sizes to suit hands from very small (approximately 5.5" around, so the average 3- or 4-year-old) up to ladies' large (about 8.5").

The best part? You can have an entire set done in one or two weekends! Perfect for gifting--even if it's to yourself! :-)

SKILL LEVEL: Boot Cuffs: Easy; Mittens: Intermediate.
FORMAT: Adobe PDF File
SIZES: Boot Cuffs: Any size (formulaic); Mittens: Four sizes, with hand circumferences in 1 1/2 inch increments from 5 inches (14.0 cm) to 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)
TUTORIALS: A full glossary is included, as well as four photo tutorials: Super-Stretchy Cast On, Long-Tail Cast On, Super-Stretchy Bind Off, and Sewn Rib Bind Off. Cable instructions are both written out and shown using charts.
SKILLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PATTERN: Knit, purl, make a gauge swatch in Stockinette Stitch. The cable charts are very basic, so previous experience using charts is not required.
LORELAI: Two colours bulky weight (12 ply) yarn - 150 g/205-219 yds of each colour (I used Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky in Amethyst Heather and Garnet Heather); 10 mm (US 15) double pointed needles or circular needle (at least 24”); Opt. – You can also have 10 mm straight needles for band of cuff, OR you could just use your circular as though it were straight and turn your work; cable needle, yarn needle, scraps of yarn for markers and stitch holders; ten buttons between 22 mm (7/8”) to 29 mm (1 1/8”) circ., large crochet hook (about 5.0 mm/US H – opt.)
RORY: 150 g/205-219 yds bulky weight (12 ply) yarn (I used Zealana.Eco 100% Merino Highland Wool in shade 108, Storm Grey); 6.5 mm (US 10 ½) double pointed needles (opt. you can also have 6.5 mm straight needles for band of cuff, but you could just use your dpns as straights); cable needle, yarn needle, scraps of yarn for markers and stitch holders; ten 16 mm (5/8”) or 19 mm (¾”) buttons, medium crochet hook (about 3.5 mm/US E – opt.) (Note: For Bonus SINGLE CABLE, you only need six buttons.)

LORELAI: Colour A (Trim): approx. 8 g/12 yds and Colour B (Main): 100 g/146 yds bulky weight (12 ply) yarn; RORY: 100 g/146 yds bulky weight (12 ply) yarn; BOTH: 6.5 mm double pointed needles, cable needle, yarn scraps for markers and stitch holder (thumb stitches)

Printing Suggestion: If you choose to print this pattern, it will be easiest to follow if you print it double-sided and staple it down the left side in booklet form.

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