Instant Gratification Update!


Happy Saturday everyone!

Your positive feedback to the Transmute update and the changes I’ve made to posting about updates and kit options have been so positive. Thank you!

As promised, Monday morning, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. in the Plucky ETSY shop there will be an Instant Gratification update, or as we call it at the studio and here in the Plucky group – an IG. This will be mostly mysteries and a smattering of onesie twosies (maybe even a few SQ’s) to spice things up a bit. There will even be some pure cashmere!

Stay tuned for details, but this time we are going to offer:

  • 8 skein MYSTERY kits, giving you the option to order your kit in Neutrals, Warms, Cools or Brights or PURE MYSTERY.
  • 3 skein fingering weight kits
  • 3 & 5 skein sport weight kits
  • Worsted, Aran & Sweater blanket kits (don’t want to make a blanket? Well, here is your ready made colorwork kit and/or hats and mitts for you and those you love)
  • Mystery Polar Opposite kits
  • Mystery Cozy sets, Lace & Single mystery
  • And who knows what else I may have up my sleeve (I’m not even entirely sure yet!).
  • Bases – Probably all of them in some way, shape or form.

Thanks for your continued support and for being so patient as we work to build the website. We hope you are finding it easy to navigate, and are enjoying the expanding Plucky colorway gallery.

Have a fantastic weekend and happy knitting/crocheting!

P.S. Please remember in the Plucky ETSY shop and as with all IG updates, these items are ready to ship!

Update: Transmute Sweater Kit

Thanks for joining us for tonight’s update! Kits are currently sold out, but we will let you know when our next update happens. Just join our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook, or join our Ravelry group!


An Exclusive Sweater Kit
from Melanie Berg & The Plucky Knitter

trans·mute – transˈmyo͞ot 
verb: change in form, nature, or substance 


Melanie Berg brings us a sweater that will take us to warmer and gentler days ahead. Here is a casual-yet-sophisticated sweater with a hint of waist shaping and a flattering boat neck. The playful stripes can be bold or muted, which ever suits your fancy.

The pattern is very comprehensive, covering eleven sizes, from 32” to 52” and is written to be worn with 0” ease. Melanie has given us very detailed instructions and stitch totals, making it simple to ensure we are on the right track, row after row!Each kit will contain the pattern, your choice of one of three bases – Bello Fingering, Primo Fingering and Plucky Feet – and the color combo of your choice. Please note that in the gradient kits, you will still be ordering 3 or 4 skeins of your MC (depending on the size you order) and three different single skeins of the CCs, to be used for gradient contrast stripes.

Kits are shown with the MC on the left and CC on the right. The quantities for MC and CC will already be set for you. Below is a list of the pairings that are available for the Two Color kits:

Transmute Ahoy Matey

Transmute Bateau

Transmute Bird Watching

Transmute But of course

Transmute Cocktail Hour

Transmute Daguerreotype

Transmute Don & Betty

Transmute Fine Print

Transmute Frenchie

Transmute Front Gate

Transmute Good Advice

Transmute Guilty Pleasure

Transmute Highlights

Transmute In Reverse

Transmute Just Desserts

Transmute Lilly

Transmute Miss Melanie

Transmute Pedal PUshers

Transmute Prepster

Transmute Sephia

Transmute Spring In YOur Step

Transmute Sundress

Transmute Sweets

Transmute We Go Together

Transmute Wherever You Are

Transmute Wistful

And just for a little extra fun, how about a gradient kit?  I’ve assembled a few colorways that would be incredible for Transmute, available as the 4 Color Gradient Kit:

Transmute Gray Gradient

Transmute Plum Dandy

Transmute Scummy Gradient

Transmute Smore Neutrals

Transmute Tiffany

Buy the Transmute Sweater Kit

Choose your base, then choose your size and color. Please be sure that if you are selecting the 4 color gradient kit, you choose a 4 color gradient colorway (they are at the bottom of the color drop-down list).

*Pattern will be included with every kit purchase and is not able to be purchased separately or removed from a kit purchase price. 


All prices shown in USD, include yarn, the exclusive Transmute sweater pattern and flat rate shipping of $5.95 per kit. The pattern PDF will be emailed to kit purchasers within 24-48 hours after the update has completed to the email associated with the PayPal account used to complete your purchase.  The pattern will not be available as an immediate Ravelry download nor will hard copies of the pattern be sent with the yarn.  Yarn for the kits will ship the week of April 28th, 2014.

I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing Transmute.  I can’t wait to see the color combo you choose!

Thank you very much and have a great day~

Surprise Update! March 18th

Thank you for joining us tonight! All yarn from today’s update is sold out. Please be sure to signup for our enewsletter to be notified of the next update.

It is time for a surprise update! This update includes the five colors that you voted for (as shown below) and five bases: Primo Fingering, Plucky Single, Plucky Sweater, Traveler Aran, and the NEW Plucky Scholar! Not all colors are available on all bases, but… they are ready to ship!

March Surprise Update

SOS – A Contest!

Comfy contest

SOS. All hands on Deck. I need your help.

Several of you have commented that the new yarn needs to be called something other than Comfy and I couldn’t agree more!  Hayley and I have been brainstorming, but we haven’t been able to come up with something that fits. I am hoping that you guys will join us in the brainstorming session.

The new Plucky yarn is a woolen spun (think light and lofty, warm) worsted weight yarn in a blend of 75% merino and 25% cashmere with 240 yards per skein. Being that it is a woolen spun yarn (think grabby) it is perfect for color work or any project that calls for a more “weekend in the country” look and feel. Even though it is a superwash yarn, it spit splices like a dream and it takes the dye in a way that gives each skein a creamy/heathery look. I love it for light and lofty cables. The finished project, while not completely weightless, sure is light.

So….. let’s have a contest! If this stirs your creative juices, please send us your suggested name. If you are the first person to submit the winning name, guess what the prize will be?!?!  BINGO! You will win a sweater quantity (8 skeins) in either Lonesome Highway, Hotsy Totsy, Technicolor Teal, High Cotton, Sounds Like A Carnival or Oatmeal.

Please submit your entries in the comments below. I will be keeping the comments private until the end of the contest to keep if fair and a surprise for everyone. Once the contest is complete I will publish the entries. The contest will be open until Friday at Noon Eastern.

OK knitters. Let the games begin!

Bold Move – The Colorways

Bold Move collage

As promised, here are the kit options for Sunday evening’s Bold Move kit update. Have fun! 

MC show at left and CC on right.

BOld Move Bold Bold Move Contrast Bold Move Fairy Tales BOld Move Granola BOld MOve Hitch Bold MOve Just this once Bold MOve Kicky Bold Move Make a Scene Bold Move Many Talents Bold Move Monarch Bold Move Original Bold MOve Special Occasion  Bold MOve Spring Thaw Bold MOve Stateroom Bold MOve Travel in Style Bold Move UnderstatedBold Move LIttle Bohemia Bold Move Well SpokenBold Move l2Bold Move SashayBold Move A LIttle Romance

One Bold Move

Bold MOve Green Full

One Bold Move deserves another.

With this incredibly flattering skirt, Lorilee is inviting each of us to make a bold move.  For her, the inspiration for this design came from her own bold move across the country.  For many of us, this skirt will offer a chance to try something new and imaginative.  That certainly will be a bold move for most of us.

As anybody who has had the pleasure of taking a class from Lorilee or of knitting one of her stunning designs knows, her pattern writing skills are extraordinary and her explanations are spot on.  Now she brings us a design that works across the board for all body shapes and sizes.  The pattern contains instructions for modifications that will insure a good fit. The vertically stranded purl stitch columns allow the skirt to move freely and flatter a multitude of body shapes and sizes.  I have had the privilege of seeing Bold Move on many shapes and sizes and I have to say – it looks fantastic on everyone!

The kit (pattern & yarn) will be available right here on the Plucky Blog this Sunday evening, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.

Bold MOve Green Back

Bold Move Original Hem

Bold Move Original Full


Crew – A Sweater Kit

Well, Amy did it again and went ahead and designed yet another must-have-now sweater. When I first saw Crew, I knew it was a winner and just screams Spring! This sweater is so cute; classically trendy and oh so stylish with it’s raglan-sleeves, flattering cut, and as Amy herself put it so well, “stripes and buttons add a little funk to an otherwise simple sweater.”  

Amy’s sample shown in Jack of All Trades, Icey Audrey, and Wintry Mix.  The “Original” kit colorway option.
Oh, how I love those buttons!  Styled just as Amy show’s here with just a peek of a tank underneath.  This is the perferct transition sweater from winter to spring (Yes, Spring is coming – I have hope!).Crew is written for Primo Sport.  It’s the perfect option for a transitional sweater without being too heavy.

Kits are noted as to which colorway is the MC, CC1, and CC2.  The quantities for MC, CC1, and CC2 will already be set for you. Below is a peek at a few of the colors that will be available:

Crew Anchors
Crew Back In the Day
Crew Black & White
Crew By the rules
Crew Chesterfield
Crew Cocktail HOur
Crew Confection
Crew Dessert First
Crew Endless Summer Nights
Crew Expect
Crew Fine & Dandy
Crew Matinee Idol
Crew Many Thanks
Crew Love of Grellow
Crew Lady Violet
Crew Original
Crew Ship Shape
Crew The Guild
Crew Outdoor Cafe
Crew Pretty Poison
Crew The Queens Court
Crew Weather Vane
Crew Set Sail

Here are the details you need to know to obtain your Crew kit:

Where?:  Right here on the Plucky blog!  Crew will be for sale under the first blog entry heading at the time stated.   

When?:  Two different times! Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at Noon Eastern and again at 8:00 p.m. Eastern

What?:  Crew Sweater kits, including the pattern PDF, in Primo Sport.

How Much?:  

Size 34¼ 36½ 38¾ 41 43¼ 45½ 47¾ 50 52¼ 54½
# of MC 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
# of CC1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
# of CC2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kit Cost $180.00 $180.00 $209.00 $209.00 $238.00 $238.00 $267.00 $267.00 $267.00 $267.00
Shipping $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95 $5.95
Total Cost $185.95 $185.95 $214.95 $214.95 $243.95 $243.95 $272.95 $272.95 $272.95 $272.95

All prices shown in USD, include yarn, the exclusive Crew sweater pattern and flat rate shipping of $5.95 per kit. The pattern PDF will be emailed to kit purchasers
within 24-48 hours after the update has completed to the email associated with the PayPal account used to complete your purchase.  The pattern will not be available as an immediate Ravelry download nor will hard copies of the pattern be sent with the yarnYarn for the kits will ship the week of April 10th, 2014.

I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing Crew.  I can’t wait to see the color combo you choose!