Plucky Gift Certificates!

Gift Certificates are here!!

Yep, you heard that right, gifting for that special knitter in your life has been made simple! Of course, this means you, too! (family and friend requests made easy!)

We are absolutely thrilled to offer this service, and, starting TODAY you will find a gift certificate button on our Reserve shopping page! Once selected, you will be given the opportunity set any amount and can choose to either send a receipt directly to the recipient, with a note from you, or send it to yourself for gifting in person!

We truly hope you are as excited about this as we are! There will, of course, be a bit of fine print (i.e. they cannot be exchanged for cash, etc) that you will find listed on the product page. As always, if your questions are not answered there you can email us at customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com and we will be more than happy to help!

The Nifty Update!

The Nifty Update!

Is anyone else out there scratching their head, wondering how it is possible that it’s nearly April?!  The arrival of Spring (break!) has us jonesing for light and airy knits, and let me tell you; we have a positively brilliant brand spanking new base to share with you!

  
We are delighted to introduce the newest base in the Plucky lineup….Nifty!  Nifty is a beautiful 4 ply fingering weight yarn, comprised of a blend of 60% Merino, 30% Cashmere and 10% Nettle Fiber, with 310 yds per 115 g skein.  Nifty is priced at $30 USD/skein. The merino/cashmere blend keeps it oh so soft and provides a lovely drape, while the small amount of nettle fiber gives the tiniest bit of sheen and textural finish to your fabric.  This unique base is simply perfect for all of your Spring and Summer knits! We’re rounding out the update with a handful of our other favorite bases for warm weather knits and a selection of colorways that we love for Spring and how they translate onto the various fibers.


If you find yourself in need of some pattern inspiration, we’ve got you covered, these patterns caught our eye and we think they’d be splendid in Nifty!

• Chevriot
• Newsprint Cowl
• Cullum
• A Girl Thing
• Skinner Hat
• Travel Light
• Snell
• Gillespie
• Magic Spring Shawl
• Stripe Parade
• Peak Color

Available Bases:

  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Crewbie
  • Lodge Worsted
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Nifty
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Snug Worsted
 Helpful Information:
  • Please join us, Wednesday, March 29th at 9:00 AM and again at 8:00 PM EDT, on the Plucky Blog for the pre-order update.
  • Orders placed during this update will begin shipping on April 17th, 2017.
  • You may find details for Nifty here on Ravelry or on our website.

Warmly,

Blue Grey Club Update 2.0!

 

Back by popular demand…Blue/Gray Clubs 2.0!

There’s big news this week…Cashmere, Snug Worsted and Trusty have arrived at the barn, and we couldn’t be happier!  We love the blue and gray club mystery colors so much that we just have to offer this club again, only this time with these three bases added into the mix!  Along with a handful of our favorite club offerings from the past, we’ve put together a laundry list of coordinating and contrasting colors from the Plucky repeatables catalog, AND have added some of our favorite brand new colorways.  There’s something for everyone here – and, don’t forget about the mystery option for both gray AND blue!!

 


 

Available Bases: 

  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Feet
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Snug Worsted
  • Sweater
  • Traveler Sport
  • Trusty

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us for this update on the Plucky blogSunday, March 19th at 8:00 PM EDT, and again, Monday, March 20th at 9:00 AM EDT.
  • This update will ship on April 10th.
  • As with the previous Blue/Gray update, there will be 3 skein Mystery Kits available.
  • Be sure to pop over into the Wishlist thread in our Ravelry group; we’ll accommodate as many wishes as we can!

 

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

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Blue Grey Club Update

Raise your hand if you love gray/grey/gris…and blue!

I LOVE gray.  Oh, I know what you’re saying.  “But, it’s just gray.” Let me tell you; it’s not only one shade of gray, it’s all.of.the.grays. Cool, clear grays; broody, layered grays; grays with the slightest hint of another color; and my latest obsession, gray with speckles!  But, do you know what I adore almost as much as gray?  Yep, you guessed it; blue!  If I’m not knitting with gray, it’s a good bet that some shade of blue has found its way on to my needles.  So, I think it’s high time for the latest Blues and Grays Club offering!  Along with a handful of our favorite club offerings from the past, we’ve put together a laundry list of coordinating and contrasting colors from the Plucky repeatables catalog.  There’s something for everyone here!  And, don’t forget about the mystery option for both gray AND blue!!

 


 

Available Bases:

  • Bello
  • Cachet
  • Feet
  • Groovy
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar 2.0
  • Single
  • Sophisticate
  • Sweater

In other Plucky news, starting with this update, Plucky Single will be on sale for $19/skein as we phase it out to make room for new things.  So, if you love Single, now is the time to stock up!
Helpful Information:

  • Please join us for this update on the Plucky blog, Sunday, March 5th at 8:00 pm, and again, Monday, March 6th at 9:00 am, EST.
  • This update will ship on March 22nd.
  • There will be 3 skein Mystery Kits available that will feature the mystery color.
  • Loch and Kelly, Kelly, Kelly are 17% off across bases.  Loch and Kelly, Kelly, Kelly on Single are $19/skein.
  • Be sure to pop over into the Wishlist thread in our Ravelry group; we’ll accommodate as many wishes as we can.

 

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

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Apple Users GET IT here.   |    Android Users GET IT here.

 

 

Bye, bye Tuscadero, and Hello, Loch!

 

Bye, bye Tuscadero, and Hello, Loch!

Phew!  We’ve made it through February!  Why is it that the shortest month of the year somehow seems to last the longest?  I, for one, could not be more thrilled to be turning the calendar page over to March.  To celebrate, let’s say we have a little party in Reserve! For starters, we’ll be having one last hoorah for Tuscadero, PLUS; we will be offering Loch on special for a limited time, too! That’s right; today in Reserve is your chance to get two different colorways at 17% off!

 

 

 

Helpful Information:

  • This palette will be available on Traveler Aran and Rustic.  This is the last of the Traveler Aran.
  • Traveler Aran will be the sale price of $19/skein
  • Tuscadero and Loch will be 17% off  (Traveler Aran and Rustic in either of these colorways is $19)
  • Loch will also be available on Traveler Aran, Groovy, Primo Fingering and Sweater.
  • These skeins will ship according to Reserve guidelines, in 1-4 business days.

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

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Apple Users GET IT here.   |    Android Users GET IT here.

SALE in the Plucky Reserve!

 

Today in the Plucky Reserve! Buy 2 or more skeins and receive FREE SHIPPING!!!

 

Winter QPP Re-Release & Sweater is BACK!

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Sweater is back, you guys. SWEATER is BACK!!!  We are especially excited that this tried and true base has returned in time to join the Winter QPP party as it winds down. There’s something for everyone with this collection; from frosty blues (Polar Dip, I love you!) and greens to icy pinks (Parka, anyone?) and yellows, PLUS two fabulous neutrals that have stolen our hearts…Old Man Winter, I’m looking at you!

With its lovely twist, crisp stitch definition, and the gorgeous way it takes color, Sweater is a brilliant choice for everything from sweaters (of course!) to hats, socks, blankets, and, it is absolutely fantastic for kids knits. Then, to top it all off, we are delighted to introduce you to two brand new colorways, Good Jeans and Avocado Toast!


 

Helpful Hints:

  • Update will be on the Plucky Blog on Sunday, February 19th at 8:00 PM EST, and again, Monday, February 20th at NOON EST
  • This palette will be available on the following bases: Bello, Bello Worsted, Cachet, Crew, Crewbie, Feet, Oxford 2.0, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Primo Worsted, Scholar 2.0, Snug Fingering, Sophisticate, Sweater, Traveler DK and Traveler Sport Also, the Winter QPP WILL be available for purchase as single skeins. 
  • Traveler DK and Traveler Sport will not be available in the following colorways: Parka, Frost Fair, Getaway, Nippy, Solstice and Polar Dip. 
  • This will be a quick ship update (yay!) and will ship on March 8th.  Due to this, we will not be able to take requests for changes to your order.
  • And one more thing… if you are so inclined, please join us over in the Wishlist thread on Ravelry, we would love to know if there is something else you would like to see in this update!

 

 

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING: 
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

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Apple Users GET IT here.   |    Android Users GET IT here.

Tuscadero & Friends!

Tuscadero, Round 2!!

We’ve made it halfway through February, and as far as we’re concerned, that’s worth celebrating!! So, how about, we have some fun in Reserve?! We just couldn’t resist putting together a whole new palette that we adore with Tuscadero, and there’s a little something for everyone here. From delicate colors like Dreamy and As You Wish, to essential neutrals like Medieval and High Cotton, and of course, everything in between!

Helpful Information:

• This sale will take place in our Reserve shop beginning today, Wednesday, February 15, while supplies last.
• Bases available: Primo Fingering, Snug, Groovy, Traveler Aran, Traveler DK, Primo Sport, Cachet, Sophisticate
• Tuscadero is 17% off for the month of February
• Traveler Aran is available at the special sale price of $19/skein. Tuscadero Traveler Aran is NOT an additional 17% off.
• These skeins will ship within Reserve guidelines, in 1-4 business days

We’ll have a few other friends joining in the Reserve fun too, so be sure to keep a lookout and add an extra pop of color into your February!

It’s Groovy being Cozy!

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We’ve fallen head over heals for Groovy, you too?  Well, guess what?!  It’s back in the house, and we couldn’t be more elated!  What makes Groovy so exquisite, you ask?  With its light and lofty hand, this 100% Aran weight cashmere makes some of the most luxurious fabric you can imagine.  Perfect for warding off those falling temperatures!

And then, there’s Cozy.  It’s a long time favorite, with a very loyal following and with good reason!  This velvety soft, DK weight Merino/Camel blend is perfect for both accessories and sweaters.  Hayley and I have selected a palette of colors that sing on both of these bases, including two new colorways.  We are pleased to introduce Winter Wonderland and Stone Cold!

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Below is a current list of bases offered…something else you’d like to see?  Please let us know (bases or colorways!) over in the Wish List Thread.

• Cambridge
• Cozy
• Groovy
• Primo Fingering
• Traveler Sport

As if all of this wasn’t exciting enough, did we mention that this update will ship the week of December 12?!  Since this pre-order will be a quick turnaround, we will not be able to accommodate any changes to orders once they have been placed.  This includes cancellation of orders, additions, change to bases, colors or quantity, or address/shipping changes!  Please keep this in mind before you check-out via PayPal!

Please join us Sunday, December 4th at 8:00 pm EST and again, Monday, December 5th at 9:00 am EST here on the Plucky blog for this special update featuring these two unique bases!

xo,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  • If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  To find out more about how our Blog Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to assist you. You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  • This is a pre-order update and will be a quick turnaround, shipping out the week of December 12th.
  • We will not be able to accommodate any order changes after orders have been placed on this update (including cancellations, additions, changes to bases, colors, or quantity, and address/shipping changes).

Plucky Reserve!

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Have you had an opportunity to take look at the Plucky Reserve lately? It’s getting really interesting over there! And, it promises to be a VERY lively place over the next few days!

As the yarn and all the remaining swag from Glamping arrives back in the barn (we subscribe to the ‘go big or go home’ and the ‘all that and the kitchen sink’ mentality when prepping for a show), we are inventorying and stocking it into the Reserve. We hope you will check regularly because this is going to be a constantly changing scene! Here you will find your favorite scummies, brights, tonals, greys, and SBs across so many of the Plucky bases. But, keep looking because there will also be mystery kits, project bags, Fringe Field bags, coffee mugs, pens, and on and on! About the only thing you won’t find will be a little black and white dog named Ox! He’s not leaving my side, nor I his. So glad to be home with my pups!

Please remember, items from the Reserve Shop are all ready to ship. Your Plucktober/vember project might be right there, waiting for you!

 

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Hey, hey it’s Friday guys. We made to the end of the week!

Wishing you a glorious weekend ahead – full of crisp Fall mornings and bright sunny skies. And, of course, lots of knitting and whatever apple or pumpkin treats make you smile.

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Happy Go Plucky – Updates to the App!

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We’ve been busy!

As promised when we first launched the Plucky App, we are continually working behind the scenes to bring greater ease and more information into the app. This is an ongoing project!

In the coming days, look for an updated menu screen with direct access to announcements and to the shop (Reserve and Swag! Yes, we’re bringing more Swag back!).

You will also find a new layout for Ox’s Mystery Matches as well as additional information on the bases shown in photos.  You can expect to see more variety in Ox’s matches that will include patterns featuring 2, 4, 6, and up to 8 different colorways.  Ox will be noting the preferred Plucky base for each match, too! He’s particular that way 😉

We are continually working to make the Plucky App your most valuable planning tool.  More updates to come in the near future.

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Plucky Fellas Club

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It’s time for the next installment of the Plucky Fellas Club!

All the Plucky Fellas colors are fella/guy/tomboy inspired, perfect for socks, sweaters or accessories we neutral loving guys and gals just love to wear.

~What will you find? Loads of neutrals with a kick, all on your choice of base(s) available below. And, we always spice it up a bit with a few special colors that will help the Fellas sing!

~This time, however – since we usually say “you’re not invited” to what some might consider more girly colors – we are going to add a few of our favorite lights and brights, as well as three colorways of our new Small Batch collection to accent the Fellas existing colorways, AND the new Fellas mystery colorway!

~If a Small Batch color is on your ‘must’ list, you will be able to order it as a single skein in your chosen amount. We have built a collage for each so that you can see the colors that we think pair beautifully with each. All the colorways shown will be sold as individual skeins.

All colorways available in this update are shown in the collages below:

 

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All the Fellas colors in one place!

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Bases Offered:
Bello
Bello Worsted
Cachet
Cashmere
Crew
Crewbie
Feet
Lace
Oxford 2.0
Primo Aran
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Rustic
Scholar 2.0
Single
Sophisticate
Traveler
Traveler DK
Trusty

Small Batch offered on these bases only:
Cachet
Cashmere
Feet
Primo Aran

Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Single

Please join us this Sunday, May 15th on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and again on Monday morning, May 16th at 9:00 a.m. EDT.  Whether it’s for your inner tomboy, your favorite guy, or you’d like a touch of whimsy, we have something for everybody!

This is a pre-order update and will begin shipping approximately June 17th.

If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Blog Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and download our Plucky Knitter app (link below) so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

The Dreamy Update!

A Very Dreamy Ready-To-Ship Update!

The very thought of Spring arriving (hopefully for good!) inspired a brand new colorway…Dreamy! And what better reason to offer you a ready-to-ship update next Tuesday! Hayley and I are especially excited about this, and we’ve put together a springy list of colorways and bases. Honey Do, CC Bloom and Ogre are so ridiculously cute together! And then Bleu, Ogre, CC – Gah! I love it! Bleu, The Hills Are Alive and Dreamy – oh my stars! And you know I love the combination of Classic Rock, Dreamy, Ogre and Gris. In fact, I just knit up that exact combination of colors in my Grannie Annie.


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So many other wonderful combos to choose from in this dreamy update. The bases available have been carefully chosen to pair beautifully with the colors available.
Colors Available:


Bases Available: 
Bello Worsted
Cachet
Feet
Lodge Fingering
Lodge Worsted
Primo Fingering
Snug Fingering
Spiffy – Whoohooo! Spiffy is back for a limited time! 
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We are so excited Spiffy is back for a limited engagement! With a blend of 60% cashmere and 40% silk, Spiffy truly lives up to its name. This sport weight yarn brings tons of texture to your stitches. Spiffy is wonderfully soft, yet the silk gives it structure and strength as well, making it a terrific choice for lacy shawls and whisper soft sweaters. It will also mix beautifully with other bases to create that truly custom fabric you have been looking for.

Lodge will be available on both weights (worsted and fingering). Lodge is a blend of 60% merino, 20% cotton, 10% linen and 10% silk, making it an wonderful choice for all climates. Some lovely sweaters and accessories have already been knit up and people are falling in love!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd at 12:00 P.M. EDT on the blog for our very dreamy ready-to-ship update! Please note: this update will ship Monday, March 28th.

If you are new to Plucky – Welcome! We are so glad you are here! We invite you to read all about our updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter (at the bottom of our home page) and go to our Plucky Knitter app (link is below) so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Oh, and remember to check out our ever-changing selection of yarn in various bases and colorways 24/7 in the Plucky Reserve. The Reserve is always full of surprises!
Warmly,

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Plucky Reserve – A NEW Way to Shop Plucky Yarn

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PLUCKY RESERVE

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We are so excited to announce something new here at Plucky! Beginning this Friday, February 5th, 2016 we present to you Plucky Reserve. We have listened to you and so appreciate your feedback. For some time now, we have diligently been working behind the scenes to provide a new way to have Plucky available…another buying style that expands the availability for our diverse customer base. One of our greatest priorities has been to find a way to reach those of you who might find the blog updates inconvenient or Etsy sales a little too invigorating. And, to all of you…sometimes you just want a skein of insert your favorite base or color here. All these things have led us to the addition of our new shop – Plucky Reserve!

Part of the fun of Plucky Reserve is that it will be ever-changing! The quantities, bases, and colorways available will be ever changing – you never know what hidden gems you may find in the shop!

Within the Plucky Reserve shop, you will be able to see the bases, the colors and the number of skeins available. We will restock the shop as inventory permits and our hope is that you will check back often to see what we have posted. Who knows what surprises you’ll find!

The offering will be similar (though not exactly) to the way in which Plucky Swag is offered in the Plucky website. We are now ready to build upon that shopping experience with the addition of a constantly changing selection of yarns.

So, let’s say it’s sometime Friday, Saturday, etc., and you are in your pajamas watching the Late Late Show. Just out of curiosity you decide to take a little peek into the Plucky Reserve shop. And, well lookie there! Three skeins of High Cotton on Sweater in stock, and that is exactly what you have been looking for! Woohoo! Or, you might be new to Plucky yarns and be delighted to quietly purchase a lone skein on a base you have been thinking about trying. Here is that opportunity!

A few important items to keep in mind…

Plucky Reserve will not replace our pre-order blog updates, Classics, other clubs or even RTS (Ready To Ship) updates – it’s just a new way to shop! These updates are still the best way to get exactly what you want! We absolutely love to custom dye just for you in the quantities you need – for those projects you’ve had in mind and to make sure you have the quantity, colorway, and base your heart desires for that perfect Plucky project!

Plucky Reserve was designed with you in mind! It is the perfect opportunity for those new to Plucky who may find the blog updates a bit confusing or the fast paced Etsy Instant Gratification updates intimidating at first. It’s also for those that want to try a new base before committing to a sweater quantity, or need a quick skein (or several) to whip up a hat or give as a gifts.

Plucky Reserve yarns are not OHW’s (one hit wonders). These are all the same Plucky yarns and colors you are accustomed to.

• While it does not happen often and although there may be multiple skeins and even some sweater quantities in the same color and base, there could be slight variations due to the skeins being dyed at different times. Should you order multiples of a colorway on the same base, and there are matching skeins available, we will always do our best to send you the best matches available.

• Shipping of your Plucky Reserve yarn will be within (4) business days after placing your order. The shipping rates that you are accustomed to during our regular updates will apply.

• Due to careful inventory procedures, we will not be able to change or cancel an order once it has been placed.

• Quantities are limited and will change frequently, but you’ll be able to see precisely what is available at that particular moment. Be sure to check back often!

• Please note: There are no guarantees regarding predictability, availability, quantity, or restocking frequency. You can be sure, however, we will keep the Reserve stocked the best we can. Also, there will be no advance notice, and sales will be limited to stock on hand. And, this is exciting(!!), there may be one-of-a-kind or seasonal items in the shop as time allows.

• As with all things new, there may be a couple of hiccups along the way. Thank you for joining us as we venture into this new shopping experience. Please bear with us as we work out any kinks that may come up along the way!

We are so excited to bring you another way to experience Plucky!

As always, we are happy to help you! If you have any questions, please reference our FAQ or email us at customer service and we will do our best to serve you.

FAVORITES OF 2015 – Our last pre-order update of the year!

Over the years, hearing the silky voice of radio dj’s (Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Rick Dees, etc.) as they took us on a musical journey to review the year’s Top 40 Hits always seemed the perfect way to close out a year. Hearing all of the favorites we might have forgotten about as the months brought in new releases and with that, new favorites, it was great to be reminded of a few that may have dropped off the radar!

With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to look back and see what your favorites (and ours!) and some of your most requested colorways were in 2015. This will help us put together a rocking “playlist” for our “Goodbye, 2015!” and countdown to 2016 party!  It’s the last update of the year, you guys!  It’s a little bittersweet so let’s have some fun! So, what was your favorite colorway of 2015?

This Blog Update is going to be full of your most requested colors and bases – your favorites, our favorites – and will include some of the new favorites, like Grumpy Old Sailor (he sure made an impression on all of us)! Who remembers buying a 45-rpm record (I think there’s an entire generation out there who have never even seen a 45 rpm record!) and finding something interesting on the B side?  Well, our version of the B side will be those colors and bases you post in the Wishlist thread over the next few days.

Here is a sneak peek of the colorways you can expect to see at this last update to send us off into 2016:

Here’s a taste of what to expect for bases in this update, but remember; the lists of favorite colors & bases aren’t finished just yet! Be sure to keep an eye on the Update News & Announcement thread in our Ravelry group as the weekend progresses to find out what other favorites will be added!

  • Cashmere
  • Cachet
  • Crew
  • Feet
  • Oxford
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar
  • Single
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Sophisticate
  • Traveler
  • Traveler DK
  • Trusty

Another fun addition to this update will be the option to pre-order NEW Plucky Totes and Project Bags with our new collage graphic on them. You can pick from the Bases Design in grey, or the Colors Design in pink, blue or green!

Sunday, December 20th at 8:00 pm, EST
and Monday, December 21st at 9:00 am, EST at the Plucky Blog
*This Update will include FREE SHIPPING! If your order is domestic, it will ship for free. International transactions of 2 or more skeins within the same transaction will also ship for free. Unfortunately, at this time we will not be able to combine multiple international orders for free shipping. Any single skein international transactions will include shipping costs.

So, what was your personal favorite of 2015? Please help us finalize the list of colors and bases for this (and every) update. Your input in the Wishlist thread is extremely helpful! Can’t recall offhand what you may have seen in the early updates of 2015? Be sure to download the Plucky Knitter app where you will find a huge collection of photos of Plucky colors, listed by name and color family, as well as color pairings that Hayley and I find work particularly well with all of our favorites.

This will be the last pre-order update of 2015, so your purchases will ship according to usual time-frames and will be headed your way the end of the third week in January, 2016. We hope 2015 was kind to you and we thank you so much for your warmth and friendship! As a quick housekeeping note, we will be off-grid (lights out at the barn) and take a bit of down time with family and friends. Although the barn may be dark after we get all the things shipped to you we promised before year-end, you can rest assured that we are plotting an planning a fun and festive 2016!

If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Blog Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and go to our Plucky Knitter app so you are always up-to-date on events and news.
Warmly,

Saving the Best for Last – The Last IG of 2015 is Here!

Can it really be mid-December next week? I keep hearing it, seeing it, and saying it, but I still have a hard time believing it. While we’ve been at the barn with shipping, dyeing and designing, time has been marching right along!

In between packing and shipping over the last few months, we’ve been taking inventory, pulling out some oldies that are certainly goodies and setting them aside for you. I’ve been holding back some fun, saving up for a special time and that time is now – it’s time to pull it all out for our very last IG Update of 2015 (can you believe it?)!

And, to make this update an extra special and fun time, we’re making it a two-part update so as many as possible can join in on the fun! We hope you’ll join us on Friday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m. EST and again on Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. EST in the Plucky Knitter Etsy Shop!

We will absolutely have a healthy dose of our current favorites, too (Snug family of bases, I’m looking at you!). Have you seen the adorable hat Knitterella released this week? Two skeins of Snug or Bulky and you are warm and stylin’ in no time. Hayley and I had so much fun this weekend playing around with some really unexpected combinations of Snug Worsted in our “Conversationalist Hat”. If you want quick and multiple knits out of your single skeins of your favorite Plucky worsted base, this is your hat! Just one 3 skein mystery worsted/aran kit will get you three hats!
There will surely be some seldom seen colorways…Do you remember Cherries On The Mall, Forward In Flats, What A Punk and Top Hat? And, kits! You guys love your kits and we love putting them together for you. It has been a while since we’ve offered pattern specific kits, but we’ll also be sure to have plenty of Mystery kits available for the Conversationalist Hat, Alpine Trail, and Bradway to offer as well!
We’ll have something for everyone in this IG. We’ll have old friends, new friends, sweater quantities, kits, and even some rare single or very limited numbers of skeins of one color on one base. We hope to see you at the update this Friday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m. EST and again on Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Plucky Knitter Etsy Shop!

An important note:
Since all of the yarn available in Friday’s & Sunday’s update (and all other subsequent RTS or IG updates) has been carefully inventoried, dyed, and is ready to be shipped the following Tuesday, we will no longer be able to accommodate requests for cancellations or changes of orders. Please be absolutely certain that you fully intend to purchase and receive any yarn you check-out with from the update. It is administratively very difficult and impedes shipping times to allow for these changes. Thank you for your understanding!

If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and go to our Plucky Knitter app so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

Snug & Cozy, and Ready-To-Ship!

The end of the year is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I still feel like there’s so much (knitting) to be done before 2015 is over!  I have grand plans for so many projects I’ve had my eye on, but they’ll be bumped into the new year. That’s okay. Right now, as the weather is making its slow turn to winter (snow would be welcome here right now, it just makes the dark, dreary days so much prettier!), I want warm, quick, knits. I want to knit with (and be) Snug & Cozy.  And, clearly you do too based on the polls for this update! We heard you loud and clear.  Snug and Cozy it is!  We’ll certainly have other options too, but Snug will be appearing in all 3 weights and Cozy will be making a rare appearance (and its last appearance for a good while!).  Here’s the best part of this update – it’s all ready to ship!!

That’s right, ready to ship!  Thursday, December 3, at the Plucky Blog, we’ll have all the Snugs, Cozy, and 6 other Plucky bases in a Ready-To-Ship Update.  Oh, and how’s this for exciting?!? This update will be offered as a two-part update, too!  You guys deserve it. Whether you’re planning a single color project or are getting ready to cast on a myriad of hats for friends and family, I hope you’ll find something in this update that will keep you Snug & Cozy through the end of the year and beyond!

Every one of the colorways will be available on each of the following bases:

  • Cozy
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Sweater
  • Traveler
  • Trusty

And just for fun, we’ll have MYSTERY options available. These will be 1-skein & 3-skein and you choose your base! As always, we’ll take your color wishes into account, so be sure to include a note for us before you check-out.  If we have it, we’ll do our best to grant your wish!

There’s bound to be something here for everyone!  We hope you will join us on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9 am EST and again at 8 pm at the Plucky Blog.

An important note:  Since all of the yarn available in Thursday’s update (and all other subsequent RTS or IG updates) has been carefully inventoried, dyed, and is ready to be shipped the following Tuesday, we will no longer be able to accommodate requests for cancellations or changes of orders.  Please be absolutely certain that you fully intend to purchase and receive any yarn you check-out with from the update.  It is administratively very difficult and impedes shipping times to allow for these changes.  Thank you for your understanding! 

If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Blog Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and go to our Plucky Knitter app so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

A Multiple Choice Update!

We love gradients. We love cowls. We love choices! This update is going to feature all 3!Are you a gradient lover too? If you are, we have an exciting new design to share with you. Michele Wang’s new cowl, Wollman Rink is a perfect fit for working with gradient color schemes.  This slip-stitch colorwork cowl has quickly become a favorite of mine.  Do you have a blanket in mind but you want to add extra colors and skeins to build on a gradient you’ve already put together?  Or are you just ready to cast-on all of the new hats and gorgeous sweaters coming out for the winter season?  You can!  Here are the nuts & bolts of this update:

  • (5) color (6 skein) fingering weight kits for Michele Wang’s brand new Wollman Rink Cowl will be available.
  • (5) skein Gradient kits in fingering, sport, worsted or bulkier bases. We like options!
  • Pre-order any quantity you’d like of the available colors and bases that are in the kits. Basically, it’s a regular Blog update, too.
  • And to top it off it will be a 2-part update, at 2 different times so as to accommodate as many as possible.

We are so excited about Wollman Rink, with its color play, gorgeous texture and timeless good looks, reminiscent of the venue for which it’s named. Whether you lace up your skates and take to the ice or watch from the sidelines with a steaming mug of something hot, Wollman Rink is the perfect accessory.

To help Michele celebrate the release of her pattern and upcoming Gauge and Tension Plucky trunk show this weekend, Hayley and I have put together a collection of fingering weight kits that we think are particularly fun and promise to be ever so pretty.  Choose from gradients or play with color to create your own perfect cowl.  The pattern will be available in Michele’s Ravelry shop beginning Friday, November 6 and she’s even offering 10% off through Sunday!

And, we’ve heard your requests for more gradient kits, and we are happy to oblige!  In addition to the fingering kits, we will also have sport, worsted and bulkier (5) skein kits available.

I think it bears repeating that every color and base available in a kit is also available for pre-order in the quantity you want!  Do you need a Quadri to go with your Wollman Rink?  Pick up an extra skein of Bello Worsted or Snug Worsted, or even Scholar, and you’re good to go!

Before every update, please be sure to pop into the wishlist thread to let us know what colors and bases you are shopping for.  This is such a great starting point for us in putting together update offerings of bases, single colors, collages and gradients.  Then, we will post them in the locked update thread so you can easily scroll through to see what combos are speaking to Hayley and me!

Please join us on Friday, November 6 at 12 p.m. EST and again on Sunday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST on the Plucky Blog for this multiple choice update!  Here’s a recap of what you will find:

Wollman Rink Cowl kits:

  • (6) skein fingering kits. Each kit will contain (2) skeins of a MC, (4) different skeins of CCs, in the same base and will be the needed yardage to knit Wollman Rink. Please note that the pattern is sold separately, in Michele’s Rav store with a 10% discount Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this weekend.

Bases available:

  • Cashmere
  • Feet
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Fingering
  • Single (on back-order but available)
  • Snug Fingering

Gradient Kits

  • (5) skein gradient kits.  Each kit will contain 5 different colors, on the same base, forming a gradient for a project(s) of your choosing.

Bases available:

  • Each of the fingering bases noted above as well as
  • Bello Worsted
  • Cachet
  • COZY
  • Primo Sport
  • Scholar (original)
  • Snug Worsted

Standard Pre-Orders

  • Any of the listed colors, on any of the listed bases, in any amount you want! No need to limit yourself to one of the kits that we build; here is a chance to gather a sweater quantity of your choice, or select single colors to knit hats for the family.

This is going to be a fun one!  An important note:  This is one of the last blog updates that will ship prior to 12/23/2015.  If you’re looking for yarn to gift or gifts to knit, now’s your chance!  If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Blog Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and go to our Plucky Knitter app so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

Shindig After Party Instant Gratification Update!

shindig after cable

It’s time for the Shindig After Party Instant Gratification update!

As something special for all of our Plucky Friends (and especially for those who weren’t able to join us at the recent Plucky Shindig) we are happy to announce an After Party IG update that will be full of creative and fun possibilities for your cool weather knitting (winter IS coming!). Many bases and colors will be available just perfect for jumping right into Plucktober or your favorite Fall Back pattern.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to begin to see new WIPs and FOs from the Fall Back collection pop up in the threads. What a thrill! If you’re looking for a few shopping ideas, Jill(aka Knitterella) is hosting an Omena KAL in the Ravelry group for this sure-to-be-a-wardrobe-staple vest!  Or how about Michele Wang’s Quadri hat for that single skein of SNUG Worsted to ease you into building your cool weather wardrobe? And we can’t forget about the plethora of options that many amazing designers and Plucky friends are offering in the Plucktober 2015 Designer/Retailer thread.  Oh, if I remember correctly, we definitely had a few skeins of cashmere left from the Shindig and while packing, I couldn’t help but think of the possibilities for a few pairs of Burning Leaves or a Freeze Warning by Amy Miller.

peak color

peak color 2 color

It’s not truly a Plucky After Party without those mystery kits! I’m thinking Peak Color mystery kits (five color and two color kits of assorted fingering weights – #mixthosebases!!!) would be a fun addition to the update as well as 3 and 6 skein tasting menus and our other mystery offerings.

The After Party IG update will be Friday morning, September 18th at 9:00 am EDT and, because I would hate for anyone to miss out on the party, again at 8:00 pm EDT Friday evening in the Plucky ETSY Shop.  And please join us in the update chatter thread in the Plucky group on Ravelry on Friday morning (and again Friday evening) where we will be chatting away!

Shipping will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd. Please remember that it takes a little extra time to get the IG orders all out the door. Those mystery kits take us a while – we love to match them up to you as well as we possibly can – all the while trying to add in something unexpected (so fun!).

Warmly,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

It’s Almost Time To Fall Back

Barn Fall back

I’m so excited to announce that tomorrow morning, September 10th, we are going live with our third collection, FALL BACK. We have gathered together a wonderfully fun selection of all things transitional, taking you from early fall weather into deep winter. Now is the time to turn our thoughts and our needles to the changing season.

In Fall Back you’ll find sweaters that are perfect for this time of the year when you need something cozy to ward off the chill in the air. Of course there will be hats, scarves and cowls a plenty! Oh, and some fun ways to show your team spirit at the football game or to support your alma mater. You’ll find some eye-popping color work, of course, and marvelously decadent shawls.

We invite you to take your time and explore the entire collection. Whether you’re looking for quick fingerless mitts or a project that will help you expand your knitting repertoire, we hope you find it in the new Fall Back collection.

Instant Gratification!

IG 8-21 update

Hello there!

Something tells me this Friday would be the perfect time for an Instant Gratification update. I know that many of you are unable to attend the Shindig (we will miss you!) and I want to make sure as many of you as possible can join in the fun of the Shindig and have the yarn your hearts desire for the Plucktober festivities.

I love Instant Gratification updates as there truly is something for everyone and the project possibilities – they are simply endless. There will be mystery kits, tasting menus and, of course, some fantastic onesie-twosies and sweater quantities of your favorite Plucky bases.

So, please join us for an update in the Plucky ETSY shop, Friday, August 21st at 9:00 am EDT, filled with just about everything you can imagine – and maybe even a couple of our newest Shindig colorways will be available!

A note about the shipping of IG update:
The update is all ready-to-ship items. It is an assortment of goodies already dyed and available to ship. While the yarn is ready-to-ship, it does take us 24-48 hours to administer the shipping process to then print labels and begin shipping. Friday’s update will begin shipping on Tuesday, August 25th. Also, please note that the mystery kits and tastings menus will ship Monday, August 31st.

As per usual with Etsy updates there will be product that goes live right at the appointed time but I will be posting things as I go. If you have not yet found our update thread in Ravelry we have a great time chatting about the update while it’s happening.

If you are new to Plucky, please be sure to read through the “New to Plucky FAQ” thread for a full explanation of how the updates work.  Also, please feel free to pop into the “Your Plucky Concierge” thread and ask away.  We’re happy to help!

 

Crewbie – There’s A New Kid In Town

Crewbie

Summer isn’t quite over yet and although we’re in full prep mode for fall (Shindig and other exciting plans!), we are still celebrating summer with our latest addition – Crewbie!

That’s right – Crewbie. Rhymes with Drewbie and is the namesake of our favorite “little brother”, Drew! He rolls his eyes and blushes when he hears it, but we know he loves it! If you’ve met Drew at the Shindig or one of our shows, you’ll understand why the name is so befitting.

Crewbie, little brother of Crew, is going to be hard-working, structured yet soft and will hold it’s shape thanks to the cotton/wool blend, just like Crew!

Crewbie update
Colorways available so far. Like to see more? Head on over to the wish list thread!

We are so excited to see a new twist on some already great fingering weight patterns using Crewbie. Here are a few we think will be great!:

Stripe Parade – the cotton in Crewbie will heather the colorways “just so” for that beachy-end-of-summer-look sweater you’ll pull out year after year…

Lake Effect – this fingering weight cardi will be an excellent transitional piece into the fall months when it’s not quite cold enough for a jacket but you need to ward off the chill.

Adrift – have a decadent pair in Bello?  knit a utilitarian yet still soft pair with Crewbie!

Northport – When in doubt, knit a hat! You can never have or gift too many! I am 100% certain I must have a Northport in Crewbie – I mean, I love my Fly Swatter in Crew, & I love to play with color…yes, this one must happen! Perhaps colorwork isn’t what you’re wanting these days, what about this cute new pattern Stones On The Beach or the Hermaness hat? Perfect!

Plaits & Pines – what do I always say…?!  Mix those bases!  How about a Plaits & Pines with Crewbie & Bello … really play on the way the colors take to the different fibers/bases and make those cables POP!

To round out the family theme and to #mixthosebases, a Hayley’s Comet would be great! Pick a skein of Crewbie and let it play with any of the other Plucky Fingering weight bases in a Hayley’s Comet for textural interest or let it sub in for another base to create that oh so perfect and soothing gradient.

And, because hats are always a good idea (to knit. to wear. to gift.) I thought I might include a little something to jump start your Fall knitting! Off Grid is our newest Plucky hat pattern. This hat will be perfect for transitioning from early Fall into “I must wear a hat now” season. It’s a shoulder season hat! For this update, orders that include a purchase of Cachet, Primo Aran, Scholar, Snug Worsted or Traveler Aran will receive a digital copy of Off Grid! Oh, and I think we should also include the pattern in ANY order over $50!

Off grid collage

If you are new to Plucky, please be sure to read through the ‘New To Plucky FAQ’ thread for a full explanation of how the updates work. Also, please feel free to pop into the ‘Your Plucky Concierge’ thread and ask away. We’re happy to help!

Go ahead, grab a skein or two or five of Crewbie and give it a go! However, Crewbie won’t be the only guy at this party on Friday, August 7th at Noon EDT and again on Sunday, August 9th at 8:00 PM EDT here on the Plucky BLOG. Here is the full list of bases that will be attending this two-part update. Bases available:

Bello
Bello Worsted
Cachet (Cashmere Aran)
Cashmere
Crewbie
Crew
Feet
Primo Aran
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Scholar
Single
Snug Fingering
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Traveler Aran
Traveler Sport

xo,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

Double The Fun!

Double The Fun!

Shatsu Collage
Shatsu in Steelhorse Cashmere

Double your knitting pleasure, double your knitting fun….you guys have spoken!  We just couldn’t decide which to debut first – Shatsu, the perfect tee from Michele Wang or the scrumptious Multiplicty wrap by Amy Miller. Whether you are an accessory knitter, a garment knitter or equal opportunity knitter, we have your bases covered. We are so happy to offer two kits in one update!

Multiplicity Collage

Multiplicity by Amy Miller, is a wrap that just begs to be knit more than once! Hayley’s already planning her second! My mind is spinning with two color combos and multi-colored eye popping possibilities. This pattern is a textured triangle and is written in a variety of size, base and color work options. And, I am happy to report that Multiplicity is that magic project…  fun to knit, great conversational knitting and a gorgeous FO when done!

multiplicity hayley
Hayley’s Multiplicity. Cashmere, multi-color, size small.

Multiplicity Ox use
There goes Ox, napping with the knits again.

Shatsu Single Collage
Shatsu in Dive Bar, Plucky Single

The Shatsu Tee, by Michele Wang, is destined to become a wardrobe must have! Knit in a heavy fingering or sport weight, this tee promises to work on every body shape under the sun! And, Shatsu knows no season. You can wear it as a lighter weight shell in the warmer months over a tank and yoga pants (which I have done and love it) or layer it over a button down (flannel or plaid for me please!) or long sleeved tee (stripe tee would be super cute!) when the temperatures drop.

Just a few of the bases available so far for Multiplicity & Shatsu:

Multiplicity:
Bello
Cashmere
Feet
Primo Fingering
Single
Snug Fingering

Multiplicity LARGE USE

Shatsu:
Cashmere
Primo Sport
Traveler Sport
Single
Snug Fingering

shatsu big spreadsheet

Please join us at 8:00 pm Eastern on Sunday, July 19th and again on Monday, July 20th at 9:00 am Eastern right here on the Plucky Blog for a double the fun update.

Shatsu and Multiplicity will have a drop down menu for the base and the colors of your choice. And, you can be sure that Hayley and I will have some pretty kicky mystery kits up our sleeves for those who want a Multiplicity surprise. I hope you will take a few minutes to pop into the Wishlist thread and let us know what colors are calling your name!

Keep an eye on the Update News & Announcements thread for the final list of color kits and options that will be offered  and if there is something you would love to see, please be sure to post in the Wishlist thread and we will do our very best to make it happen! Oh, and I almost forgot…we will have 2 skein Multiplicity kits and just a few Shatsu kits in the 3 and 4 skein sizes as ready-to-ship!!!

Happy Knitting,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

Stitches South After Party!

IG collage

Friday, May 8th 9:00 AM EST & 8:00 PM EST in the Plucky ETSY Shop!
It’s time for the Stitches South After Party Instant Gratification update!

The IG update will be full of creative and fun possibilities for warmer weather knitting! Many bases and colors that are perfect for jumping right into your favorite Spring Forward pattern as well as many of your tried and true favorites (some bulky will be there, sweater, SNUG bulky and many more).

I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is to see the new WIPs and FOs from the Spring Forward collection pop up in the threads. What a thrill! In fact, I am getting super excited about casting on my own Stripe Parade (really hoping that happens soon!) and my Beehive has been great fun to knit! I think everyone should treat themselves to a Hazy Morn cowl! Oh, and you would absolutely love a Tide Chart. It is sort of my dream pullover because it’s reminiscent of a comfy sweatshirt, but better! I have two that have been knit up in Sounds Like A Carnival – one a little more fitted and one the next size up for that cozy sweatshirt feel. And all those Lake Effect cardis already on your needles, look at you guys go!!

But it wouldn’t be truly festive without those mystery kits!!! I’m thinking Spring Fever mystery kits (8 skeins of assorted fingering weights – #mixthosebases!!!) would be a fun addition to the 6 skein tasting menus and our other mystery offerings.

Spring Fever steps

Spring fever amy

The After Party IG update will be Friday morning, May 8th at 9:00 am EST and, because I would hate anyone to miss out on the party, again at 8:00 pm EST Friday evening in the Plucky ETSY Shop.

Please note that the IG update is ready to ship and will begin shipping on Tuesday, May 12th. Please also remember that it takes a little extra time to get it all out the door. Those mystery kits take us a while – we love to match them up to you as well as we possibly can – all the while trying to add in something unexpected (so fun!).

So please join us in the update chatter thread in the Plucky group on Ravelry on Friday morning (and again Friday evening) where we will be chatting away!

The Plucky Shindig!

shindig announcment poster

The Plucky Knitter Shindig 2015
Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

It’s Shindig Sign-up Time!

The Plucky Shindig is a homecoming party for the Plucky Knitter community, a gathering of all the friends you’ve made (both in-person and online) and of course, the perfect time and place to bond with your fellow knitters and fiber loving folks. We so look forward to welcoming you all from near and far to learn, to shop, and to play together (photo booth, fashion show and karaoke anyone?!).

Sarah and the crew will be stocking the Plucky marketplace to the gills with all your favorite colors and bases (plus at least one or two new bases and countless new colors)! Hayley, Sarah and the fellas will also be standing by to help with color selection, project pairing and general merriment!

Improve your skills with technique classes from top professional instructors in the knitting industry. Amy Herzog, JC Briar and Lorilee Beltman will inspire you in the classroom.

Below you will find all the details and there’s also lively discussion in the Plucky Knitter group at Ravelry. Won’t you please join us, we’d love to have you!

With warmth and gratitude from your grateful hosts for making the Shindig so fun and our community so special,

Sarah & Lorilee
Shindig Coordinators

THE DETAILS

AIRPORT

Closest airport: Gerald Ford International Airport (GRR). Shuttles and taxis are easily arranged for the 20 minute trip downtown. A rental car is not needed.

AMWAY GRAND PLAZA HOTEL

Guests make their own reservations. Rate is $129 per night plus taxes for a guest room with two queen beds. The same rate applies whether 1, 2, 3 or 4 guests are in the room. Once successfully registered for either a class or the Shindig, you will receive an email with the link and phone number for reserving a hotel room in our block of discounted rooms. We will open up the block to everyone within a few days after registration by announcing it in the Ravelry forum. Mosts guests will book for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Add a night before or after for the same rate.

HOW TO REGISTER

The event and classes will be sold in an update on the Plucky Knitter blog at 8:00 pm eastern time on Sunday, May 3.

Free for everyone – $0
Without registering or paying for anything, all guests may participate in:

  • Entrance to the Plucky Knitter Market on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Play time in the Photo Booth on Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Karaoke and snacks on Friday night from about 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Demonstration/presentation of Stitch-Maps.com by JC Briar on Saturday morning.
  • Access to the block of discounted guest rooms at our host hotel, available after registered guests reserve their rooms.

Shindig Package- $330
You may purchase one registration, or two if buying for you and a friend.

Shindig registration includes:

  • Early access to discounted rate for hotel guest rooms.
  • Swag bag upon arrival.
  • Early entrance to the market starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • Friday night Dessert and Fashion Show Reception. Participate in the fashion show, or just sit back and enjoy.
  • Saturday evening banquet, door prizes, and presentation by Amy Herzog.

Does not include:

  • classes
  • hotel
  • transportation to and from event

Classes – $90 each

Full class descriptions are found below. There are seven choices. Classes are limited to 20 participants each. Morning session is held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Afternoon session is from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please be careful to watch the class schedule so you do not double-book yourself. You may buy one or two seats each in one or more class(es), so as to be certain you can sign up with a friend. Remember to allow yourself free time to relax and enjoy your friends and the rest of the event.

Class registration includes:

  • Early access to discounted rate for hotel guest rooms.
  • Early entrance to the market starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • The class

Communication/Confirmation

Your Paypal receipt from the Plucky Knitter is your registration confirmation.

It is important to add Lorilee Beltman <Lorilee@city-knitting.com> to your email address book so that communications regarding hotel reservations first, then other items later in the coming months, will be received. We will use your PayPal email for this initially, then you’ll have an opportunity later to provide an alternate email address.

We will be attempting to contact confirmed Shindig and Class registrants within 24 hours to provide you with a link and phone number for making hotel room reservations in our reserved, discounted block of rooms. That email will come from Lorilee@city-knitting.com.

Once you have received your Paypal confirmation from the Plucky Knitter, please go ahead and reserve a room. We will open up the block to everyone in the Ravelry forum within a few days after registration, so please do not delay.

Friday morning session options:

Amy Herzog | Knit to Flatter
JC Briar | Hook Hocus Pocus

Friday afternoon session options:

Amy Herzog | Mindful Modifications
JC Briar | Slick Set-in Sleeves

Saturday morning session options:

Amy Herzog | Sweaters, Deconstructed
Lorilee Beltman | Professional-Looking Cuffs Using the Magic Cast On

Saturday afternoon session option:

JC Briar | Wedge Shawl Design

Class Descriptions:

Knit to Flatter with Amy Herzog (FRI AM)

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Amy Herzog | Knit to Flatter
Location: Vandenberg Room B

Class Description: Consider these two truths: Your body has an inherent shape that will persist throughout your life and any weight changes, which forms a visual impression to the rest of the world, and clothing can change the way that shape looks, based on a few simple principles. Knitting yourself clothing that makes you look and feel gorgeous is all about figuring out what shape you have, what impression you want to give, and then picking patterns or designing ones that will follow suit. Amy will show you how in this engaging class.

Skills required: All levels welcome.

Materials: Measuring tape. Bring/wear a snug-fitting top.

Homework: none

Hook Hocus Pocus with JC Briar (FRI AM)

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Location: Atrium Room

Class Description: Maybe you’ve used a crochet hook to bind off, or to pick up a dropped stitch. But have you used one to join pieces together? To cast on provisionally? Or to stabilize an edge and provide a place from which to pick up stitches? Learn all of these techniques, plus embellishment, decorative edgings, and more.

Skills required: Basic knitting experience; no crochet experience

Materials: Smooth, light colored, worsted-weight yarn in two or more colors; needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; crochet hook roughly US size G (4mm)

If using Plucky Knitter yarn, JC recommends:

Homework: Using yarn of a single color, make three swatches as follows: Cast on 20 sts. Knit in stockinette for 4” (10 cm). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 24” (60 cm) tail.

Mindful Modifications with Amy Herzog (FRI PM)

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Location: Vandenberg Room B

Class Description: It’s one thing to look at a YouTube video on working short rows, and quite another to identify (a) when you need shaping, (b) what you’re trying to accomplish with your shaping, and (c) figure out the mechanics of carrying out a mod. In this class, we cover how to work, and when you need, all major modifications a knitter would make to a sweater. This includes:

  • Bust darts of all kinds
  • Frankensweatering: Front/back and top/bottom
  • Body and sleeve lengthening/shortening
  • Neckline modifications
  • Armhole, bicep, and sleeve cap mods (overview)

This class is aimed at intermediate knitters, or beginning knitters who are adventurous and not shy about using their calculator. Students should feel comfortable with knitting, purling, increasing, and decreasing.

Skills required: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories

Materials: none

Homework: none

Slick Set-in Sleeves with JC Briar (FRI PM)

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Location: Atrium Room

Class Description: Set-in sleeves give a sweater a crisp, tailored look. And for easy knitting, you just can’t beat sleeves knit from the top down. Pick up stitches from the body, shape the sleeve cap with short rows, and you avoid the bulk of a seam and the fuss of easing a sleeve cap into an armhole. Learn to adapt an existing pattern to this approach, or to design according to your measurements.

Skills required: Experience knitting sweaters

Materials: Smooth, light colored, worsted-weight yarn (400 yards, if you want to complete the class sample sweater); US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge of 20 sts = 4” (including dpns, two circs, or a long Magic Loop circ if you wish to knit the lower sleeves in the round; otherwise, straight needles are fine); clip-on stitch markers; smooth, contrast-color waste yarn; crochet hook roughly US size G/6 (4 mm)

If using Plucky Knitter yarn, JC recommends: Sweater, Primo Worsted

Homework: Knit the back and right front of a child-size cardigan from the top down as follows:

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Back: Cast on 50 sts firmly. Keeping selvedge sts in stockinette (do not slip the first st of every row), work even in stockinette for 4¼” (11 cm), then increase 2 sts every RS row 4 times as follows: k1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 » 58 sts. After the last increase row, purl one WS row, then break the yarn and transfer all sts from needles to waste yarn.

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Right front: Holding the back with its RS facing you, pick up and knit 13 sts from the back’s cast-on edge, starting at the right armhole edge and extending for 2½” (6.5 cm) across the right shoulder. Work even in stockinette for 5 rows, then increase 1 st at the neck edge every RS row 6 times as follows: knit to last st, M1, k1 » 19 sts. After the last increase row, purl one WS row, then cast on 6 more sts at the end of the following RS row » 25 sts. Work even in stockinette until the right front measures 4¼” (11 cm) from its initial pick-up row, then increase 1 st at the armhole edge every RS row 4 times as follows: k1, M1, knit to end of row » 29 sts. After the last increase row, purl one WS row, then break the yarn and transfer all sts from needles to waste yarn.

Sweaters, Deconstructed with Amy Herzog (SAT AM)

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Location: Atrium Room

Class Description: Even if the fit of your sweater is perfect, how much you love your finished garment depends on a lot of different things! In this class, we’ll talk about the three main things to consider when you’re planning a sweater: Silhouette, fabric, and stitch patterning.

Some individual topics include:

-How sweaters are constructed: Overviews of the different construction styles, what they’re good for, and what kinds of bodies they fit best.

-What goes into a great swatch: The proper way to construct and “read” a swatch, measuring your gauge, and how to account for tricky fibers

-Fabric: What should your sweater fabric feel like? What makes a “good” fabric, and how do you match it to design elements?

-Where is it easy to “add in” stitch patterning to your sweater? What are the consequences of adding stitch patterning in terms of shaping, gauge, and fabric?

Student Q&A is a big part of the class, too, so bring your own questions to class, and let’s talk sweaters!

Skills required: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; this class is great for the prospective sweater knitter, the new sweater knitter, and the intermediate sweater knitter alike.

Materials: The homework swatches and a tape measure.

Homework: Please bring a few good-sized (4–6”/10–15cm square) swatches to class. They can be out of anything you like, in any gauge you like.

Professional-looking Cuffs Using the Magic Cast On with Lorilee Beltman (SAT AM)

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Location: Vandenberg Room B

Class Description: Learn to knit professional-looking cuffs and hems without crochet hook, waste yarn, or sewing. Class begins by learning Judy’s Magic Cast On. We proceed to knit in the round to learn first hand what a beautifully-tensioned invisible cast on can look like. Next we use JMCO to work a hemmed cuff, both plain and picot, without waste yarn nor sewing down bulky edges. Then create the professional and tidy tubular cast on in 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 rib, again without waste yarn nor crochet hook. These memorizable techniques will be your new “go-to” skills for provisional starts, and for sweater, hat and mitten cuffs. You’ll feel very clever.

Skills required: experience with knit, purl, and ribbing

Materials: 50 grams of worsted weight yarn. Yarn must be a multi-ply wool, smooth, and colored lightly enough to see well. Yarn must not be single ply, acrylic, fuzzy (no mohair), splitty, dark, nor thinner than worsted. One slippery circular needle 32″ long or longer in a size US 6 or US 7. Oneadditional circular needle of similar size. Gauge is not critical for class.

If using Plucky Knitter yarn, Lorilee recommends: Sweater, Primo Worsted

Homework: None

Wedge Shawl Design with JC Briar (Sat PM)

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Location: Vandenberg Room B

Class Description:

Stunning shawls are often formed of lace “wedges,” sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses. Triangular shawls formed of two wedges are a familiar option. But shawls of three or more wedges are also possible, and often sit more securely on the wearer’s shoulders. Take this class to learn how to design a wedge shawl of your own. Pick from a selection of lace wedges, or learn to tweak your favorite lace pattern into a wedge shape. Choose your edgings, and a “spine” to appear between the wedges. By the end of class, you’ll be well on your way to a new, unique shawl.

Skills required: Experience knitting lace and reading chart

Materials: fingering-weight, DK-weight, or laceweight yarn for starting a shawl project (please do not select laceweight if you have never used it before!); needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; clip-on stitch markers; a small scrap of contrast-color waste yarn; crochet hook; pencil and eraser (graph paper will be provided); stitch dictionaries (optional)

If using Plucky Knitter yarn, JC recommends: Primo Fingering, Sweater, Feet, Lace

Homework: None

So many thank you’s

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Nashville – we love you!

The dust has mostly settled, the pups have been cuddled, the suitcases have been mostly unpacked and the biscuit detox has begun!

Back at the barn, we are continuing to unpack, ship classics and get ready for some fun things coming next week. But, first, thank you. THANK YOU.

Stitches South was special because of all the friendship and kindness you brought with you. Even if you weren’t able to physically get to Nashville, you were road trippin’ with us. You took the time to post wonderful reports of your road trip knitting or how your life might have gotten in the way of actual yardage and were always there to cheer each other (and us) on. We loved having you in the back seat of our virtual station wagon!

To all those who brought us treats, you are the fuel that kept us going! The chocolates, chips, nuts, biscuits (see above), baked goods, beverages, (coffee, tea & adult) and even some super interesting jerky (a huge hit with the fellas!), we loved it all. I will have to do some double time on the treadmill this next week, but it was so worth it! You guys are the absolute best.

But, most of all, thank you for your enthusiasm and energy. We loved helping with your project planning and finding your personal colors. Thank you for every hug, every group photo and for being so warm and sweet to our Dad. This was his very first Stitches trip with us and I think he was a bit overwhelmed. But, so many of you took the time to chat with him and make him feel welcome. He sure does love knitters – and so do we!

You guys are the best. Ever. A zillion thank you hugs to everybody.

xoxo

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Spring Forward – Friday, May 1st!

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l to r: Fresh Air in Early Light, Fresh Air in Gizmo & Screen Door

The Spring Forward collection is in full bloom and here at the studio we are slowly catching our collective breath following our return from Stitches South. Reading and feeling all the enthusiasm, smiles and kind words you have all shared makes the hard work by our entire Plucky crew so very rewarding. Good gravy but you guys are great – thank you from ALL OF US!!

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Screen Door, Rip Tide, Fresh Air, Stripe Parade, Fiddlehead & Porch Swing

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It was great fun to unveil the Spring Forward collection at Stitches. We were able to display all the samples that were modeled in the book. We brought Screen Door knit up in Miss Manners, Tin Type, Camomile and Splendor! The Porch Swing by Amy Miller and Rip Tide infinity scarf, by Jill Zielinski, were big hits. It was super fun to watch people as they picked up the samples and experienced Sophisticate held double for the first time…very swoon worthy! Speaking of swooning…. The Fresh Air eyelet cardigan in cashmere. That was very popular! If cashmere is not your cuppa tea, might I suggest Traveler Sport – it would be divine! The Spring Forward bug even bit us again!! Hayley, Amy and, goodness, I couldn’t help myself either…. we snuck in a little knitting at Stitches by casting on a Fiddlehead on Saturday because we all need a light-weight hat this time of year. And, most definitely, I need a Stripe Parade in Snug Fingering and I think you do too! Oh, and a Beach Walk. Everyone needs a Beach Walk. Sheesh! Where to stop?!

Just a few of the colorways available are shown below and listed in the Announcement thread – if there is something you’d love to see please pop into the Wish List thread and let me know!

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Bases Available:
Bello
Cashmere
Crew
Feet
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Single
Snug Fingering
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Sweater
Traveler DK
Traveler Sport

Please join us Friday, May 1st at 9:00 AM EST and 8:00 PM EST here on the plucky BLOG as we bring you an update full of many of the new colorways, as well as your tried and true favorites. I will announce the full list of colors and bases in plenty of time for you to find your next project and to make your list. If you haven’t already had a chance to look over the Spring Forward collection, we invite you to have a look! I hope you find a pattern by Amy Miller, Jill Zielinski or the Plucky Knitter that will inspire you.

Warmly,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

 

P.S. Please note that the sophisticate in this order may run a few days behind.

Spring Forward!

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SPRING FORWARD

Good morning! It’s Stitches South & Spring Forward release day! Let the Spring project planning begin!

 

 

We’re so excited

 to meet you tomorrow at Stitches South!

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I’m thrilled to tell you we’ve been collaborating with Amy Miller and Jill Zielinski again… so, the date has been set and we can’t wait to share the Plucky side of Spring and Summer with you!

Please take a peak at what’s coming your way on online and in person at Stitches South on April 24th!

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Neutral – But Never Boring

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Neutrals. So necessary and never, ever boring. After all, neutrals provide the background for us to let those colors pop (the backup singers of the yarn world) and just as comfortable when shown front and center. They are suitable for us ladies and the fellas just love them. Talk about the work horses of your stash. From a hint of silver to the depths of the richest of hues, and everything else in between, join us for an anything but boring neutrals update!

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And speaking of background singers, let’s also pay tribute to Plucky Duets. The last round was hugely popular so let’s do it again – and, just for fun, let’s do another mystery duet too! So to recap, we’re adding a second chance to select the March Duet! Please remember that the March Duet is still a spoiler, so if you want to see photos of this one, you will need to hop over to the Spoiler thread for a look. The May Duet is still a total mystery. By selecting either duet option, you are ordering one set of two skeins, on the same base, in two colors that have been created to form a brand new duet and are sold as duets only because, well, they just belong together!

Please join us Sunday, April 12th at 8:00 PM EST and Monday, April 13th at 9:00 AM EST here on the Plucky blog as we shine the spotlight on the grays, the creams and the browns and two fun Duets. We are going to include lots of our Plucky bases for this update. Whether you’re looking for a sweater  quantity of your favorite gray or just a few neutrals to have on hand to make your next color project pop, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. And, you can bet that the new Duet will be fun and maybe just a little unexpected!

Bases Available:
Bello
Cashmere
Crew
Feet
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Single
SNUG
Snug Fingering
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Traveler DK
Traveler Sport
Trusty

Colorways available shown above & below and listed in the Announcement thread:
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Tomboy, Petticoat & Twill –

Good morning! How goes it this mid-point in the week? On Spring break? Gearing up for Spring Break? About to start a new project be it knitting, crochet, spring cleaning, or maybe a new recipe?

Hayley and I are about to start a new project that I’ll be able to tell you about in the coming weeks…. and of course there’s the big project that is preparations for Stitches South. But first, you’re all loving the new colorways and, you asked for it, on the lighter bases. So, this is what I’m thinking….

Bello
Primo Fingering
Cashmere
Lace
Sophisticate
Single
Feet
Snug Fingering

In all the below colorways (plus the brand new Tomboy and Petticoat). How’s that sound? I’ll put together a few color kits for you too – sound fun?

In this update you can chose skeins in your preferred amount or you can purchase a color kit in your preferred base or both!

Now the only thing is – timing of the update. It may have to be just Friday at 10:00 a.m. this week.

I’ll be sending out the proper email today and working on color kits and pairings throughout the day. Please keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for color pairings as they pop up today.

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Tomboy: If you love Cassidy – you’re going to really love Tomboy. Such a classic, pretty blue. While I love Cassidy (that’s a fellas club color), Tomboy is now favorite/signature blue. Looks great with brights, neutrals, jewel tones and the scums.

Petticoats: A pink for pink lovers and non-pink lovers alike. It’s inspired by a favorite faded red sweatshirt. Girly but not in your face girly. Petticoat is brilliant with aqua’s, greens, neturals (love it with twill and all grays) and more.

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The Week Ahead –

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Good morning & a very happy first Monday of Spring to you all!

You know those moments when you see or hear something and the first thing you can think of doing is to grab your phone and text or call someone, because you just have to share?! That is sort of the way I have been feeling lately, but it’s not possible to call all of you. So, how about you eavesdrop on a conversation between Hayley and me?

Me: Holy buckets have I got something to tell you. I have been swatching. A LOT!

Hayley: Really? For what?

Me: For fun and for science! You know those new designs we’ve been talking about? Well, there’s trying out different bases, so many stitch patterns, different needle sizes, mixing bases (you know how I feel about that!), textures and color mash ups, and generally turning things on their ears.

Check this simple lace pattern out in Snug Fingering. Don’t forget you promised to knit one up in CREW!

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Hayley: No wonder you’ve been quiet and not posting many FO’s lately.

Me: YES! Several of them are almost ready! That hat, that solid and/or multi color wrap pattern almost done! And that club thing we’ve been talking about…. oh, not ready to share that one yet.

And, we have that kit from Michele Wang – Verdea – that will go live at the end of the week/weekend. One of us, not sure which yet, needs to be camera ready for some modeled shots tomorrow! Bring your lip gloss!

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Hayley: Oh man…..

Me: Oh, and one more bit of news…All the Fellas will be out the door over the next day or two – it’s early, love it when that happens!

Do not forget your lip gloss tomorrow!

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Snug Worsted. Good Old Days

Nashville Bound!

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Stitches SOUTH! This time we’re headed in an entirely different direction and holy smokes are we excited!!!

For the first time ever we seem to have the luxury of long range booth building. We always put a ton of thought into attending events (the right colors, mix of bases, samples, swag, help, etc.), it’s just that for the first time we have space to build sets and gather props, all in our ‘new-to-us’ old barn!  In the past, we have had to work everything out on paper, pack yarn and some props weeks in advance and then wait for a shipping company to come and shrink wrap the pallets to be loaded onto trucks and hope things work out when we arrive at our destination. But, things…. they are changing!

I am not going to give anything away just yet, but our dad (ElmerT!) and Bob are busy with materials lists/measuring/sawing/hammering/welding/painting/bending/nailing/and screw-drivering to make mine and Hayley’s visions of yarn displays and booth props come true! The hardest part is knowing when to stop and that we do have very limited space on the convention floor. When the displays are finished, we have a plan for using Dad’s trailer (and for him to join us – he loves a road trip!) to get the sets into Nashville. It’s so nice of him to let us re-purpose the same trailer he uses to haul his vintage truck and tractors to antique farm and car shows.

Even though the temps are still in the minus range, we have Spring Fever in the worst way but planning for Stitches is a very welcome distraction from the weather outside.  We are working on a group of new colors that will be released, lots of fun new swag (bags, shirts, etc!) and buckets and buckets of yarny goodness. We will also, oh this is so exciting, have brand new designs to share with you!  Our sample knitters are busy preparing a whole bunch of super secret projects that will be available for you to shop for and to try on!  And, as always, Hayley and I will be available to assist you in any yarn or color questions you might have.

Nashville. BBQ, boots, music and knitting. Sounds like a festive time to me! Won’t you please join us?

 

Instant Gratification Update Time!

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Friday, February 27th, 9 am EST – ETSY Shop!

Hello there and happy almost March!

We are just beginning the preparations for travel to Nashville, TN for Stitches South at the end of April. That means it’s time to prepare yarn, colorway themes, kits and patterns and the design of an entirely new booth! That also means we want to have one last Instant Gratification update before we plunge fully into Stitches preparation!

I love Instant Gratification updates as there truly is something for everyone and the project possibilities – they are simply endless. There will be mystery kits, tasting menus and, of course, some fantastic onesie-twosies and sweater quantities of your favorite Plucky bases. A note about the shipping of IG update: The update is all ready-to-ship items. It is an assortment of goodies already dyed and available to ship. While the yarn is ready-to-ship, it does take us 24-48 hours to administer the shipping process to then print labels and begin shipping. Friday’s update will begin shipping on Tuesday, March 3rd.

So, please join us for an update in the Plucky ETSY shop, Friday, February 27th at 9:00 am Eastern, filled with just about everything you can imagine – even some of our newer Spring colorways will be available!

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Please note: As per usual with Etsy updates there will be product that goes live right at the appointed time but I will be posting things as I go. If you have not yet found our update thread in Ravelry we have a great time chatting about the update while it’s happening.

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Yarn For Your Inner Tomboy

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Friday, February 13th, 9 am EST & 8:00 pm EST

The Plucky Fellas are getting together for another party! Every Fella is special and every one of them will be offered in an assortment of bases and colors, as listed below. In addition to the previously released Fellas colorways, we are offering our usual MYSTERY (never before released) color!

The Plucky Fellas are fella/guy/tomboy inspired colors, perfect for socks, sweaters or accessories we neutral loving guys and gals just adore knitting and wearing! What won’t you find? Pink, purple, aqua. What will you find? Loads of neutrals with a kick, all on your choice of base(s) available below.

And, as an extra surprise we are happy to announce that there will be a free fellas pattern download available to anyone who joins the party! Watch for pattern spoiler pictures between now and Thursday to be popping up on our various social media outlets as well as the Plucky Ravelry group.

So, whether it’s for your inner tomboy or your favorite guy, we have something for everybody! Friday, February 13th at 9:00 a.m. EST and again at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Plucky Blog – get your Fellas!

Please note that yarn from this update will ship the week of March 30th, 2015.

The following bases will be offered:
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Primo Aran
Feet
Traveler DK
Traveler Aran
Bello
Bello Worsted
Sophisticate
SNUG
Cashmere
Single
Trusty

Fellas colorways (as well as the next MYSTERY shipment):
Aramis
Athos
Atticus
Cassidy
D’Artagnan
Hawkeye
Joe Banks
Khaki Shack
Man About Town
Maverick & Goose
Mr. Spacely
My Dear Watson
Porthos
Random Task
Run Forrest
Sherlock
Steelhorse
And the new MYSTERY Fellas!

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I am sorry we don’t have the glamor shots for all the past Fellas colorways at this time, but there is this wonderful color description thread in the Plucky Group on Ravelry.

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for the Fellas.  We look forward to seeing you at the party on Friday!

Traveler DK & The New Bulky!

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Good Old Joe. He is a colorwork master bringing so many colors together. Just a few of the colors that we love to pair with Joe.

We are so excited to announce the arrival of Traveler DK! You have told us many times of your love of Traveler so it seemed appropriate that we round out the traveler offerings and add a DK option. Traveler DK is a mix of 65.20.15 merino, silk & yak and is 275 yards per skein.

New bulky! We are happy to announce we will be offering the new bulky as well. 100% merino and 130 yards per skein.

And, let’s have some Sophisticate too!  Soph is the yarn that is scrumptious by itself, and adds so much texture, depth and pizzazz to anything you mix it with. Then, to round out this Update, we will also be offering the following bases:

Bases Available:
Cashmere
Bello
Bello Worsted
Bulky
Oxford
Primo Aran
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Scholar
Snug
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Traveler DK
Trusty

PLEASE NOTE: Bulky and cashmere orders may be delayed somewhat. Bulky and Cashmere from this update can be expected to ship mid-March if all goes according to plan.

Please join me Friday at Noon EST and then back again Sunday evening at 8:00 PM EST right here on the Plucky Blog. After reading your suggestions in the Wish List on Ravelry I have put together a list of colors I think we can all love and will work very well on all the bases offered.  And, you never know with me…I just might add a few more colorways and/or bases at the last minute. Let’s see what happens! And as per usual at update time we will be chit chatting away in the update thread. Please join us!

Colorways available shown below and in collage above:

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Thank you so much and we hope you can join us!

Instant Gratification Update~

Instant Gratification Update

It’s that time – time for the first IG update of 2015!

I love IG updates as there truly is something for everyone and the project possibilities – they are simply endless. There will be mystery kits, tasting menus and, of course, some fantastic onesie-twosies and sweater quantities of your favorite Plucky bases. And because it sounds like fun and you asked so nicely I’ve decided to try something new for this instant gratification update – it’s a two part update!

Please join us for a TWO PART update tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and then again on Thursday morning January 29th at 9:00 a.m., over in the ETSY shop for an Instant Gratification Update, filled with just about everything but the kitchen sink! Cashmere (both old PK cashmere and new), Sophisitcate, SNUG(S), Scholar, Primo(s), Sweater, Traveler. You name it, it will be there!

Please note: As per usual with Etsy updates there will be product that goes live right at the appointed time but I will be posting things as I go. If you have not yet found our update thread in Ravelry we have a great time chatting about the update while it’s happening.

Until tomorrow!

New Colorways – The Update!


Shop Update, Monday, January 19th, 8:00 pm EST & Tuesday, January 20th 9:00 am EST
We are so excited to share our new colors with you!  Enjoy them as a color set for whatever pattern you choose, or purchase them individually and by base. It’s the best of both worlds!Because you’ve made it clear you really love the two part updates and because we are very happy to oblige, please join us for this two part update on Monday, January 19th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on the Plucky Blog and again Tuesday morning, January 20th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern as we bring you a pre-order update, filled with many of your favorite bases as well as bases I’ve chosen because they pair beautifully with our new colorways.Please note that there will be two buttons to choose from. The first button will let you choose your base and a single color (in your chosen quantity). The second button will let you choose your base in one of the five skein colorwork kit options shown here. The kit sets include one skein of each colorway shown in your chosen base.






Bases available will be:
Bello Worsted
Feet
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Scholar
Single
Snug
Snug Worsted
Traveler Aran
Trusty

Colorways available:

Thank you so much and we hope to see you tomorrow evening and/or Tuesday morning!

With Warmth & Fondness,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

ABU – The Update!


Shop Update, Sunday, January 11th, 8:00 pm EST & Monday, January 12th 9:00 am EST

This Sunday’s Blog Update is going to be so fun because it will be driven by what you have asked for. Not only will it be full to the brim with the bases and the colors you have asked for, it will also have kit offerings.You were kind enough to vote in a poll in our group on Ravelry and tell me the color kits you wanted to see in an update this weekend! And, the wishlist thread has been on fire. Thank you for taking the time let me know what you want.  So, let’s talk about a couple of our top vote getters!
Your enthusiasm for Sugarloaf has really put a smile on my face. This cowl is such an unexpected mix of lace and ribs, knit in a bulky weight yarn, then all tied together with the pop of a third color.  Because you voted in our poll in the Plucky group on Ravelry for Sugarloaf kits (kits available in SNUG only), I have put together some combos that I think will look smashing. But, I am pretty sure that you have some color combo ideas too!  A Sugarloaf kit in Snug may be the starting point for you.  Or, maybe you are thinking of using a different base?  Maybe going down a couple of needle sizes and casting on extra stitches?  I couldn’t agree more!A few Sugarloaf Options (and of course a mystery option!) as follows:





Once I began to post teaser photos, before the actual launch of All Bundled Up, it became apparent that Frostline was going to be a favorite. And, that was before the thermometer took a nose dive this week! Wrapping yourself in a worsted weight shawl is one of the best ways I know of to ward off a chill!  You might choose a subtle and sophisticated gradient for your Frostline kit, or something eye popping and guaranteed to brighten the dreariest winter day.

Please join us for this two part update on Sunday, January 11th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on the Plucky Blog and again Monday morning, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern as we bring you a pre-order update, filled with your favorite bases and colors.  And, yes, some new colors too!  Shown above are a sampling of the kits, and there will be more to come. Keep an eye on the Update & Announcement thread as I continue to add collages and post the final colorway list for the update.

Bases available will be:
Bello
Bello Worsted
Crew
Oxford
Primo Aran
Primo Worsted
Primo Sport
Primo Fingering
Scholar
Snug
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Sweater
Traveler Aran
Traveler Sport
Trusty

Your enthusiasm for the All Bundled Up collection has been so heartwarming. We cannot thank you enough!

Warmly,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

Update: Ready-to-Ship for All Bundled Up!

Thank you for joining us this morning. Inventory for this update is currently sold out, but we will be back later this week with another blog update. Please join our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook, and join our Ravelry group to find out more about the next update!

What a wonderful day this has been – a wonderful whirlwind! Your kindness and enthusiasm for All Bundled Up has meant the world to me and to the entire team. I have said it before, and it bears repeating – you are what makes us want to keep trying new things and it is a true privilege to serve you – all of you!

We have done a bit of planning ahead and have a limited amount of ready to ship yarns available this morning. These bases and colors will be just a small taste of what you might need for a few of the ABU patterns. But, it might be just what you need to tide you over until later in the week when you can pre-order just about anything that floats your boat! By later this week (I’m thinking Friday but could be sooner) I will have put together lots of fun ideas for color pairings and mixing bases, and we will have had a chance to read the wish list thread to see what you have in mind – and I have more pictures and knits to show you!

Bases available in today’s update:
Scholar
Traveler Aran
Bello
Oxford

The Colorways

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Again, thank you so very much for being such Plucky Knitters!

xo
s

Looking ahead –

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The excitement…. it is killing me!

Now that we have all put 2014 to bed, I don’t know about you but I am ready to settle in and surround myself with warm and cozy knitting. To just be quiet (well as quiet as it gets around here anyway). I want something that will put a little twist into my classic! I want something that will set my creative wheels turning! And, I really want to feel the joy and anticipation of trying to decide what to cast on first – I mean next – no first!

Shoot. Did I just give you a hint of what is coming on January 5th? I said choices didn’t I? Oh my, it is getting so hard for me to keep this a secret!

Well, it’s back to the finishing touches for me, as well as some snuggle time with Sam and Ox. Secret keeping is NOT an easy business! But, there’s only three more days that I have to keep my mouth shut and then it’s the big reveal. I sincerely hope you are all ready to treat yourself to something special, because you deserve it!

With warmth & our very best wishes!
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Hayley’s Comet & Saugerties

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These last couple of weeks of the year are always a little crazy for most, reflecting back on the year and wrapping up year-end details. We’re busy at the studio doing just that, wrapping up 2014 and looking ahead with anticipation to the new year. We hope you’ll join us at our blog on Sunday for a Plucky party – the last update of the year – featuring not one, but TWO kit options AND pre-orders for your favorite colors and bases.  AND for our friends near and far, it’s a two-part update – Sunday evening and Monday morning!

This will be the inaugural pre-order blog update since the launch of our new website this week. We’re very excited (and maybe a little twitchy!?)!  If you haven’t seen the new website yet, please have a look around and maybe you’ll find a few Plucky Swag items in our shop (they are ready-to-ship and we’re offering free shipping on the swag!!)!  Here’s a quick peek at what will be available on Sunday and Monday with more in depth details below:

4-skein kits for Hayley’s Comet:  Thank you so much for the excitement for our latest pattern release!  We love the possibilities with this one!  You’ll have 9 color combination options and 1 mystery option in your choice of Bello Fingering, Primo Fingering, Feet, and Oxford
Saugerties kits: You’ve seen a sneak peek in the Plucky group and we are so excited to offer this cozy shrug from Jill aka Knitterella!   You’ll have 10 color combinations to choose from in Plucky Scholar
Pre-orders in your choice of 10 bases & 25 colorways!

Here are a few more details about each of the offerings coming up on Sunday!:

 

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Hayleys COmet Collage

 

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Hayley’s Comet was released in Ravelry earlier this week and we are so excited to offer you 10 different pre-order kit options across the Plucky fingering-weight bases!  This asymmetrical triangle is a fun and easy knit with so many color possibilities.  The resulting shawl reminded us of the tail of a comet, thus the name, and wraps just right around your neck or shoulders and will be perfect for keeping away the winter chill.  The pattern is available as a separate purchase via Ravelry.

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Saugerties Shrug
It’s no secret that Plucky loves how Jill has married her passions for graphic design and knitting!  She has us smitten with her latest design, Saugerties Shrug.  A bold, geometric motif adorns the edge of this oversized and o-so-cozy shrug.  Knit in Plucky Knitter’s luscious Scholar, this worsted weight design is a pleasure to knit and wear! Saugerties is a one-size shrug using 6 skeins of Scholar – 4 of the main color and 2 of the contrasting color.  We are offering 10 color combinations on Scholar for you to choose from!  The pattern PDF will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours after the update and will be a Plucky exclusive until April 20, 2015.  For these Saugerties Shrug kits only, Jill has included a bonus pattern, the Saugerties Hat!  With the leftover Scholar from the shrug, you’ll be able to make this cute hat to match.  A perfect set!  One caveat about Saugerties kits…we are currently low on Scholar and more is en-route so Saugerties kits will ship separately and later than your Hayley’s Comet and other Pre-Order items from this update.  Saugerties can be expected to ship mid-February if all goes according to plan.

Good Ole Pre-Orders!
We simply couldn’t call it an end-of-the-year party on the Blog without offering a plethora of choices for pre-order!  We’ll be offering the following 10 bases in 25 colorways!:
Primo Fingering
Bello Fingering
Oxford
Cashmere (limited amount)
Sophisticate
Traveler Aran
Trusty
Scholar
Snug Worsted (this base will also be delayed slightly – we’re in the same boat with Snug Worsted as we are with Scholar)
Feet

Seth has been hard at work, prepping the blog with all of the buttons and options.  We’ve featured a few of the color options here but for the latest, up-to-date colorways and kit combinations available for this update, come visit us in our Ravelry group in the Update News thread and New and Announcements thread.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday, 12/21/14 at 8:00 p.m. and Monday, 12/22/2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Plucky Blog!  Orders from this update (with the exception of Saugerties Shrug kits and SNUG Worsted) will begin shipping January 29, 2015.

Warmly,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

Welcome to our new home

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Please…. come on in and explore the new digs!

The new website has been a labor of love designed totally with you in mind. We wanted the site to be visual…informative…interactive…and creative and fresh. Most of all, we want you to feel right at home and have a great experience during your stay.

And what’s inside, you ask? For starters, we think the new site is a nice blend of the familiar (yarns and patterns) and the new (some fun swag you can purchase now as well as Plucky Collections coming in January 2015…more on that later!) And of course, there are Frequently Asked Questions, etc. that are intended to be informative and responsive to you, our valued customers and friends. Plus lots and lots (and lots!) of photos because, again, those pictures – they tell a story!

For the time being, our Updates will continue to be on the blog portion of the site. Watch for an announcement on an exciting Update coming later this weekend.

So without further ado, the Plucky Crew and I warmly welcome you to your new Plucky home. We hope you enjoy the experience, visit often and spend lots of time with us!

xo

Update: Sophisticate Is Here!

Thank you for joining us for today’s blog update! We are sold out for the time being. Please sign up for our enewsletter, follow us on Facebook, or join our Ravelry group for details on the next update!

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Good news! Sophisticate is here which means this a fantastic time for an ACROSS THE BOARD BLOG UPDATE!

Sophisticate (and oh how I love you) – it is a light fingering weight blend of 50/30/20 merino, mohair, silk coming in at a generous 510 yards per skein. It is light as air, and when knit alone will yield an ethereal, almost gossamer piece. But I can’t stop there! When you carry Sophisticate with other bases you will be adding another layer of depth and luxury to your work. Impossible to resist! I cannot stop dreaming of things to mix Soph with (let’s call it Soph for short) – Ox & Soph? Cashmere & Soph? Primo & Soph? I could go on and on…. Oh, and did I mention it’s a two part update and FREE SHIPPING? I know how you love those two-parters!

Please join us on today, Friday, December 5, on the Plucky Blog at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and again at 8:00 p.m. (ET) for a two part update.

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The Colorways

Please note: This update will begin shipping January 9, 2015! As with all our free shipping updates, multiple orders to the same address (including international customers) will be combined.

Thank you very much and our warmest wishes!
Sarah and the Plucky Crew

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Update: 11/28 Ready to Ship!

THANK YOU for joining us today! We will be back soon with more yarny goodness. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Every year at this time we all seem to catch “Gotta-Have-It-Now” fever. We need quick knits for ourselves and for the special people in our lives. After all, we cannot have our sweeties walking around with cold noggins, necks and hands can we?!

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PLUCKY HELP IS ON THE WAY! Please join us for a Ready To Ship update. And, because we want to thank you for being so wonderful, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on everything – no minimums! Ten colorways (vibrant, neutral, classic and my new love, Peninsula) on six of our favorite bases. And, this will also be your first opportunity to pick up one of our new Plucky totes with the brand new logo. Each bag has plenty of room for the biggest knitting project and is sturdy enough to carry just about anything you need to pack into it. This update, yarn and totes, will begin shipping on December 2nd.

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Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few quick projects (some quicker than others) from my personal favorites list:

Gadabout (the base pairing options are endless and it is on sale for 25% through the weekend using code: itsabouttime). Might I suggest…. Traveler Aran + Primo Fingering = FANTASTIC! Bello Worsted + Cashmere = HOLY SMOKES! Sweater + Bello Worsted = Decadence & Structure! Cashmere + anything = YES PLEASE! Trusty + Primo Fingering = Rustic & glam
Olivia – Traveler Aran!
Ballymeade Boot Toppers! – Traveler Aran, Trusty or Sweater
Hansel – Primo Fingering
Paddle – Sweater and/or Bello Worsted
My Cashmere Hat – Cashmere
Cryin Icicles – Traveler Aran or Trusty & Cashmere held double! Oh my!
Back To Scholar – Traveler Aran or Trusty

Starshower
& Adama – Primo Finger or Cashmere or Traveler Aran for Adama
Symra – Primo Fingering or Cashmere
Maize – Sweater or Trusty

The More Things Change….. continued

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Doesn’t it sometimes feel like good things come in three’s? I have three exciting things to share with you today. Here we go!

Ta da!!!…Introducing our new Plucky logo!

Well, here it is! Our new logo with its proud debut on our Plucky Knitter yarn. I hope you love it as much as I do! You’ll be seeing it on everything Plucky from yarn wraps to totes, t-shirts and, of course, on our website that debuts next month.

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As I’ve previously mentioned, our new logo symbolizes not only the somewhat whimsical, yet classic, Plucky style, but also the wonderful and treasured circle of friends who we’ve been privileged to serve over the years.

Our new logo has a different look and, at the same time, it captures the spirit and personality we’ve had since Day One when we started in 2007. So while it’s a change, we haven’t lost an ounce of what makes us Plucky! In fact, we’re more Plucky than ever!

Speaking of which…. and let’s file this under ‘It’s About Time!’ …. The Gadabout is finally ready to debut!

Gad-uh-bout. Noun. Def. A person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.

Our Plucky Gadabout cowl is just the ticket as you travel around the neighborhood or around the world. It is an open invitation to mix a multitude of bases and colors. Imagine the fun! Snug Worsted and Bello fingering? Snug Worsted and Cashmere (be still my heart!), Traveler Aran and Primo Fingering or Feet? SNUG bulky all on its own? Or, how about Scholar and Cashmere (yes, please!), or Scholar and Primo Fingering or Single?

There are no limits to what you might choose to do. And, once you have decided on the bases, you can then play with your color choices. You might want to mix two closely related colors or two that are just a smidge different (but not too different, just enough to still let those cables shine!) creating a very subtle tweed. What ever you choose, you will look fabulous in your Gadabout as you Gadabout town!

Gadabout is 25% off through the weekend using code: itsabouttime

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Bello Worsted too!

And for the grand finale, I’m pleased to announce a Ready to Ship update with Free Shipping this Friday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern here on the Plucky Blog!

We’re going to finish this week with a humdinger of an update! As an expression of appreciation to our wonderful customers, we will have ten colors on a variety of bases, all ready to ship and with free shipping. If you need to whip up some gifts (have some friends or family with cold noggins or necks!?) here is your chance. Or, maybe you have a knitter friend that deserves a skein (or two, or a SQ)? Look for a drop down menu on the blog on Friday, listing the ten colors and the bases that are available for each. And also available on Friday…. the new Plucky Tote bags! Please note this update will ship the week of December 1.

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Update: Time for Gradients!

The colorwork/gradient update is sold out for the time being. We will be back soon with other base options. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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It’s time for another round of the gradients!

Please join us for another oh-so-kicky and knock-your-socks-off Gradient Update! We are offering some brand new gradient and colorwork options as well as some of your old favorites. Hankering for some pinks? Scummy greens? Shaded plums? Something a little unexpected? I’m sure we have something just right for you!

All you have to do is first select 3 or 6 skein color kit, then choose the base that you want from the drop-down menu and then click the name of the actual gradient kit. This will bring you a pre-set group of either 3 or 6 colors, all in the base of your choice.

The 6 Skein Gradient Color Kits

The 3 Skein Gradient Color Kits

Please note: This update is a pre-order and can be expected to start shipping the week of December 19th, 2014.

Thank you for your enthusiasm for this colorwork update – I hope you see something you love!

Warmest Regards,
Sarah and the Plucky team