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21 White Cable Knits Like “The Rory Gilmore Sweater”

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Shop these cozy white fisherman cable knit sweaters that are just like the infamous “Rory Gilmore sweater” this beloved Gilmore Girls character wore to stay warm while walking around Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

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It’s hard to say why, out of all the outfits Rory wore during Gilmore Girls, her creamy, oversized cable knit sweater became one of the most iconic (along with her Chilton uniform), but here we are, two decades later, still talking about it.

Perhaps it’s because this style is so quintessentially New England — just like the Connecticut setting of the show.

Personally, it’s the oversized nature for me. Around the time the show was filmed, this was exactly the type and fit of sweater that was popular in my own preppy mid-Atlantic school.

And now, the styles of that era are trending again in fashion today, so it’s the perfect time to add this timeless piece to your classic Fall wardrobe.

I compiled these affordable options for you in my own hunt for the perfect Rory Gilmore sweater.

About “The Rory Gilmore Sweater”

What episode does Rory wear her white sweater?

Rory Gilmore wore her infamous white fisherman cable knit sweater in one of her first scenes ever in the Pilot of Gilmore Girls (Season 1, Episode 1), while walking around Stars Hollow with Lane and visiting the Independence Inn.

Before I share all the best options for your own Rory Gilmore sweater, here are some shopping tips:

The most popular “Rory Gilmore sweater” on TikTok is this specific option from Hollister.

In my opinion, L.L. Bean offers the most accurate styles, in a variety of options, both male and female, and it’s the one I have my eye on most closely. Plus, L.L. Bean is such a staple New England retailer.

For the most affordable options, shop my picks at Amazon, J. Crew Factory, and Gap.

I also included a variety of fabrics from cotton to wool and beyond, to match your own personal needs.

And, if you are more trendy, try some of the puffed sleeve options I selected, like the one at Nadaam, a popular cashmere retailer I like.

Speaking of cashmere, I made sure to include a cashmere option from Vineyard Vines, as their cashmere is sooo light, soft, and dreamy.

And, if you want something that’s inspired by Rory’s sweater, but not identical, I love this fisherman/cable knit style of sweater in a cardigan with large brown buttons. This J.Crew option has been really popular this Fall.

As for what to wear your sweater with, Rory pairs hers with dark denim jeans and boots. However, I envision SO many styling options, from a button-up corduroy skirt to black faux leather leggings, or even your favorite joggers for cozy reading time at home.

Lastly, if you want your sweater to fit like Rory’s, size UP! Remember, Rory’s was so big that Lorelai even referred to it as a muumuu.

Shop “The Rory Gilmore Sweater”

Enjoy wearing your Rory Gilmore Sweater this Fall!

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