Alight ~

I’m so happy to let you know that kits for Amy’s gorgeous sweater, Alight, will be available for sale tomorrow morning, Friday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern right here on the Plucky blog.

Please note: The kits will include yarn (all kits will be available in Plucky Sweater), pattern (PDF download only) and shipping (a nominal flat shipping rate of $6 for all kits regardless of size of order). Kits will range in cost from $131 to $251 depending on size. The full list of colorways will be available in the post tomorrow morning as well.

Alight is simply lovely and so very classic and flattering. But, here, let’s have Amy tell us more….

Among the many things I love about my best friend Beth is the fact that she is one of the strongest women I know. Sure of herself and confident, she meets challenges head-on and with no mincing around. For her birthday, I wanted to design a sweater that properly captured her bold personality and elegant, clean style.

Alight is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed for a structured look. The seed stitch trim flows into a small collar, the lapels are trimmed with a stylized candle flame stitch. The waist shaping and slightly flared sleeves give the sweater a trim, figure-conscious silhouette and this simple sweater is easy to modify to suit your particular figure.

Please choose a size for Alight based on your upper torso (sometimes called the “high bust”) rather than your full bust, as this will ensure a good fit in the shoulders. Should you need additional room in the hips and/or bust, vertical shaping darts are a great choice for this mostly Stockinette sweater. As always, we’ll discuss modification questions in the Amy Herzog Designs ravelry group if you’d like help achieving a custom result.

Final Measurements:

Bust measures: 30½ (32¾, 35, 37, 38½, 40¾, 43, 46½, 51, 54½)”/77.5 (83, 88.5, 94, 98, 103.5, 109, 118, 129.5, 138.5) cm

Length from hem to shoulder: 21 (21¾, 22¼, 22¾, 23½, 24, 24½, 25¼, 26, 26½)”/53.5 (55, 56.5, 58, 59.5, 61, 62, 64, 66, 67.5) cm

Featured Materials:

The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater [90% merino; 10% nylon]: 270 yds/247 m per 100 g hank, shown in color Barn Door: 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) hanks

Gauge: 22 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, blocked. Recommended needle size of US 6/4 mm.

Pattern Notes: All photographs copyright Amy Herzog 2012 and used with permission. Technical editing by Elizabeth Sullivan.

Plucky Cashmere – It’s Here!

It’s a sneak-update in the Plucky etsy shop today, Tuesday, October 16th at Noon Eastern. We’ll be chatting over in the update thread in the Plucky group on Ravelry – won’t you join us?

Cabaret, Soave & King Salmon –

Oh my!

It’s time for an update in the Plucky shop tomorrow, Monday, October 8th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. The update will be full of various requests from the wish list in our Ravelry group (if you haven’t joined our friendly, funny and talented group, please do!), as well as some brand new colors on your favorite bases such as Primo fingering, sport, worsted, aran (yep, the brand new Primo Aran!), Plucky Sweater and Feet and the new Plucky Bulky (it will be snowing before we know it!) will all be making an appearance in tomorrow’s update.

Classic Rock



Please keep in mind that this update is a pre-order sale. Please allow approximately 14 to 21 business days for your yarn to be dyed, processed and leave the Plucky studio. If, after a suitable amount of time has passed for your package to arrive at your location (to our international friends – it is not uncommon for a package to take at least 4-6 weeks to arrive) it has not arrived, please contact me at to inquire about your order.

Travel Buff
Essie (the new and improved Essie!)

Flying Atlas

King Salmon

See you all on Monday evening at 9:00 p.m. Until then, thank you very much and have a great day and happy knitting!


Waiting for yarn to dry – kind of like waiting for water to boil or paint to dry.