Gilmore Girls, Season 7, Episode 9 Recap: Knit, People, Knit!

This episode originally aired on November 28, 2006 on The CW


Here comes the birth of Liz’s baby delivered by a midwife. Luke is informed of the news. A “knitathon festival” takes place in Stars Hollow.


“Knit, People, Knit!” is a heartwarming yet emotionally complex episode that spins the tales of Stars Hollow’s beloved characters in new, unexpected directions. A knitathon is organized by Stars Hollow’s most enthusiastic knitter, Miss Patty, to raise funds for a bridge restoration. The town, true to its communal spirit, gets involved, albeit with varying degrees of knitting proficiency.

Lorelai, still adjusting to married life with Christopher, attempts to integrate him into the peculiar yet charming traditions of Stars Hollow. However, the townsfolk, especially Luke, are still wrestling with the suddenness of their marriage. This episode illuminates the shifting dynamics between Lorelai, Luke, and Christopher, laying bare their awkward transitions and unspoken feelings.

Meanwhile, Rory faces a pivotal juncture in her relationship with Logan, as his business pursuits might soon take him across the ocean to London. Balancing her career aspirations with her personal life, Rory is found on the horns of a dilemma.

In a touching subplot, Luke becomes further intertwined in the life of his daughter, April, who faces a health scare. This scenario sheds light on Luke’s innate paternal instincts and reveals a soft, caring side beneath his rugged exterior. Concurrently, Lane and Zack are grappling with unexpected yet joyful news – they’re expecting twins, navigating through the joys, fears, and financial strains that come with impending parenthood.

Memorable quotes from this episode of Gilmore Girls:

  • Luke to Lorelai: “You look happy, Lorelai. That’s good.”
  • Rory to Logan: “I want to be where you are, Logan. But I want to be chasing the stories I want to chase.”
  • Lane to Zack: “Twins, Zack. Our band is not even that popular!”
  • Lorelai to Christopher: “These are my people, Chris. This is my town. I need you to be a part of this, part of them.”
  • Miss Patty: “People, people, knit, don’t talk!”

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