Update: Pure Plucky Cashmere

Thank you so much for joining us for tonight. 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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As the temperatures fall, my need for all things wool rises. Cowls, mitts, socks, sweaters and hats. To paraphrase Little Orphan Annie, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile AND a hat and a cowl”!
So, without further ado, please help me welcome the brand new Plucky Cashmere to our custom base line-up!

If the reception to the new cashmere at Rhinebeck last weekend is any indication, I predict that more than a few swoons will be in order when you feel this one. The new cashmere is a higher grade of fiber with a tighter twist and double the yardage in each skein. That extra yardage means less variation within each skein and greater consistency in sweater quantities. The hand and the halo of this cashmere is positively extraordinary. Your finished piece will have a beautiful soft drape while still maintaining a bit of structure thanks to the tighter twist. Each skein is 285 yards, weighing approximately 100 grams and will be $74. And, just because EVERYBODY needs a cashmere hat, we are including the pattern for ‘My Cashmere Hat’ with any order that includes cashmere today.

My Cashmere Hat

But, you didn’t think we would forget about our other Plucky bases, did you? Of course not – they are here too!

The only word of caution I would like to add is that the Cashmere is in transit and our shipping notices say it will arrive any second. We’ve been waiting sooo long for this…. and it’s arrival in the final large quantities at the studio is so close that, well, I’m just going to pull the trigger and say – here we go!!! But, I always like to build a tiny window of safety, in case of, well, anything and everything that might throw a few extra days into our schedule!

The Colorways

Please note: This update will be a pre-order, and will ship the week of November 24th.

Thank you so much for joining up tonight!

Fondly,
Sarah and the Plucky Crew

It’s A Party!

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It’s the ‘Knittin’ The Blues & Hippie Chic party’ – If one party is good, two is even better!

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. and again at 8:00 p.m., here on the Plucky Blog as we throw a double party for two of our favorite clubs. You will be able to order the newest Hippie Chic and/or Knitting The Blues Club color in the offered bases of your choice. The colors will be a surprise. The Hippie Chic color will be something that would fit perfectly into that bygone era of tie dyeing, psychedelic coffee cups and shag carpets. And, Knitting The Blues Club will be a brand new Plucky blue. As always, these two colors will be exclusive to this party!

Veruca Salt

And to kick it up a notch, we’ve invited a few of our favorite past Blues Club offerings to attend. Here is your chance to order Pack Your Bags, Bootlegger and Veruca Salt again.

Knittin The Blues USE

Bello Fingering
Feet
Primo Aran
Primo Worsted
Rustic
Scholar
Single
Snug
Snug Worsted
Traveler Aran

With the both clubs you purchase your desired quantity and base at the time of the update, and then when you receive your yarn the color is a surprise. When it is decided that the clubs will again be offered, you would then decide if you want to purchase another installment and do so at that time. There is no recurring payment or commitment beyond what you manually purchase each time the yarn is offered.

Please note: As with all clubs, the yarn will ship the month end following the release of the club. This particular shipment will ship the end of November.

Update: Corvina

We are sold out of the time being. Thank you so much for your interest in Corvina. If we can be of any help at all, please email us at pluckycustomerservice@gmail.com. We are happy to help!

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We are so excited to share with you a brand new sweater from Michele Wang. Michele’s designs are always classic, timeless and gorgeous. And, Corvina is all that! From her studio in NYC, Michele has been designing knitwear for years and every one of her patterns has been a crowd pleaser. I am over the moon to share with you Mishi2x’s newest design as an exclusive Plucky kit!

Corvina is a worsted weight pullover sweater, worked in a figure flattering chevron stitch pattern, with stockinet and seed stitch detailing and +4-6” of ease. Corvina is a worsted weight pullover sweater, worked in a figure flattering chevron stitch pattern, with stockinette and seed stitch detailing and +4-6” of ease, knit flat, from the bottom up, and seamed together. As always, Michelle’s patterns are beautifully written, making them a great choice for the less experienced sweater knitter or even the first time sweater knitter!

We have selected five bases for this kit, giving you the choice of several looks for your Corvina. Bello Worsted and Primo Worsted will give your finished sweater a soft and lovely drapey feel, perfect for those times you want something light, airy and luxurious. Or, you might choose to knit yours in Sweater or Trusty if you are looking for a bit more structure. Perhaps Snug Worsted is just what you have been waiting for (that’s right, SNUG WORSTED!!!). This brand new Plucky base will give your sweater all the luxury and drape of a cashmere blend with just a wee bit more heft than Bello Worsted. Whatever base you choose, your FO is going to be lovely!!

The Colorways

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Please note: This update is a pre-order and will ship the week of November 24th. And, as with other kits, Corvina is an exclusive Plucky kit and will remain as such for the next four months. The pattern PDF will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours after the update concludes.

Warmest Wishes,
Sarah and the Plucky Crew

Corvina

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We are so excited to share with you a brand new sweater from Michele Wang. Michele’s designs are always classic, timeless and gorgeous. And, Corvina is all that! From her studio in NYC, Michele has been designing knitwear for years and every one of her patterns has been a crowd pleaser. I am over the moon to share with you Mishi2x’s newest design as an exclusive Plucky kit!

Corvina is a worsted weight pullover sweater, worked in a figure flattering chevron stitch pattern, with stockinet and seed stitch detailing and +4-6” of ease. Corvina is a worsted weight pullover sweater, worked in a figure flattering  chevron stitch pattern, with stockinette and seed stitch detailing and +4-6” of ease, knit flat, from the bottom up, and seamed together. As always, Michelle’s patterns are beautifully written, making them a great choice for the less experienced sweater knitter or even the first time sweater knitter!

We have selected five bases for this kit, giving you the choice of several looks for your Corvina. Bello Worsted and Primo Worsted will give your finished sweater a soft and lovely drapey feel, perfect for those times you want something light, airy and luxurious. Or, you might choose to knit yours in Sweater or Trusty if you are looking for a bit more structure. Perhaps Snug Worsted is just what you have been waiting for (that’s right, SNUG WORSTED!!!). This brand new Plucky base will give your sweater all the luxury and drape of a cashmere blend with just a wee bit more heft than Bello Worsted. Whatever base you choose, your FO is going to be lovely!!

Please join us on the Plucky Blog Tuesday, October 14th for a two part update at 9:00 A.M. Eastern and 8:00 P.M. Eastern as we proudly offer the Corvina sweater kit. As always, we will watch the Wishlist thread to see what color you need for your Corvina! We will post the final color options in the Colorway Groupings and Kit thread prior to the Update, so keep checking to see if your color is on the list!

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Shown above in Bello Worsted, Signature Cocktail

Corvina Grays

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Corvina Brights

As always, I will keep a close eye on the wish list thread to see what colors you need for your own Corvina! You will be able to view the final colorway listing in the Update thread on Ravelry.

When: Tuesday, October 14th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern and 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: At the Plucky Blog
What: Corvina Kits in Bello Worsted, Primo Worsted, SNUG Worsted (BRAND NEW!), Trusty & Plucky Sweater
Cost: Kit pricing has been made available via this Google Sheet

Please note: The update on Tuesday is a pre-order and will ship the week of November 24th. And, as with other kits, Corvina is an exclusive Plucky kit and will remain as such for the next four months. The pattern PDF will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours after the update concludes.

Update: SNUG is Back and CREW is Here!

Thank you so much for joining us for tonight. 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!

Crew

Are you chilly? Do you need something to snuggle into? Or are you in a more temperate climate and have been patiently waiting to cast something on in the new Plucky cotton blend, Crew? If you’re like me, you need both! Changing temperatures can mean layering and being ready to add or subtract as the thermometer moves up and down.

Please join us here on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 AM (ET) Friday morning October 3rd, and again at 8:00 PM (ET) Sunday evening October 5th, for a two-part Update. Whether you’re north, south, east or west, we hope one of these times will work for you.

The Colorways

There is a plethora of plucky colors (that’s a tongue twister!) all the new ones and lots of old favorites…

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Xacobeo Hat

Order Your Plucky Yarn Here

Again, it’s a two part update: Here on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 AM (ET) Friday morning October 3rd, and again at 8:00 PM (ET) Sunday evening October 5th, for a two-part Update.

Please note: This two part update will be a pre-order, and will ship the according to our stated shipping time frame.

Thank you so much for joining us!

Fondly,
Sarah and the Plucky Crew

Ideas

Can.Not.Stop. I can’t. Can’t stop trolling through Ravelry and walking around the barn making little piles of yarn for projects …. planning the Fall and Winter knitting. I have been looking at the new, revisiting those in my favorites list and renumbering my mental queue (it’s a messy queue!). Truth be told, I could spend what seems like an eternity just dreaming of the possibilities that are rolling around in my brain right now. Each pattern is a launch pad just waiting for you and I to make it our own. Waiting for us to choose the right yarn (what base?!) and colorway (neutral? bold? scum? something out of the comfort zone?) that will really make the FO sing and become one of your all time favorite FO’s.

As I read through the update and pattern threads, it sounds like many of you are working on your lists too. Your ideas are awesome and I have been following many of the links that have been posted for patterns that I might otherwise have missed. It only seemed fair that we would post a few links to patterns that Hayley and I have been itching to cast on or are already our favorites. In case you haven’t already found what you want, maybe one of these will be just right!

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In no particular order – and this is by no means a comprehensive list, just random favorites – here we go:

Sweaters (this won’t be quite as long as there are just way too many to list) but let’s focus on a few that can be worked up in Scholar, Snug,  Traveler Aran or Primo Aran:

PALOMA – Check out the one Hayley wore to the Shindig this past May.

SOLSTICE CARDIGAN – This one has been worked up in both Plucky Scholar and SNUG, with equally great results!

INLAND – How cozy would this be?!

ROSEMONT – Classic. Flattering.

AUDREY – Imagine the color possibilities and those little thumb holes – great detail.

LOUISE  – This has been a huge favorite in the Plucky group. We have it knit up in Traveler Aran, Trusty, Rustic, Scholar and SNUG and all are adorable! Lisa’s is so cute! Kelly’s in Traveler Aran and Lisa’s in Scholar are two of my favorites.

EARL – you’re so cozy! I’m a broken record, I know. But cozy is the word of the day here. Wind is blowin’ like crazy and we had sleet this morning.

Accessories:

CRYIN ICICLES – a great little freebie that is fantastic worked up in Traveler Aran and Scholar. BUT, let’s not forget (tweak the numbers a little) about SNUG. Oh my. Decadent in SNUG. Oh, and what if you did an I-cord around the cop and bottom in contrasting color(s)? Yes, that’s definitely a good idea.

LOWBROW – The hat and/or cowl. Love them in the specified yarns but I’m thinking it would fun to take the cowl and SNUG it up a bit.

MIKAN SNOOD – Hayley’s favorite – SNUG. Traveler Aran. I’m going to see if I can talk her in to whipping up one for me.

RAMA LAMA – Let’s play with color! SNUG, Traveler Aran, Primo Aran, Scholar – mix the bases and the colors. Have fun!

SILVER GIN FIZZ , WARREN STREET COWL & AVERY – Texture you can sink into. I was thinking of Avery in SNUG, casting on one or two less repeats and seeing where it takes me. Or any of the three patterns as written in Scholar or Travler Aran in a bright pop of color for those dark winter days ahead – you know we all have dark coats that will need livened up!

MUH MUHS or ESJAN – Love. LOVE. Check out the color pairings thread in the Plucky group for ideas.

MAARA – because I love projects that are a little rustic and a little girly and then add an unexpected color, that’s a winning recipe!

SUGAR PINE POINTCOCOON, HERMANESS, DRAGONFLIES, CONTEMPORARY – Hats. I could go on and on and on and on….. So I’ll just share a few for now. There will be more to come – there always is….

What are some things you are itching to cast on right now? Has the dip in temperature given you a bad case of the ‘I must cast on all things now?’

In other news, and it’s GOOD NEWS!!! We have received shipping information that our BIG order of Feet is on its way to us. So, here is what I am thinking…..I will add feet to the Sunday night Blog Update, with one little caveat. If you are willing to be a little flexible with our shipping dates (in case some terrible weather snafu delays our delivery!), I will add it. The best scenario is that it will arrive in the next few days and we will have no problem in getting it to you on time. But, I always like to err on the side of caution and it is possible that we may need a little extra time to get that portion of your order shipped. If you are OK with that, let’s do it! Plucky Feet is in.

Are you catching a fun case of Cast-on-itis yet? Please join us here on the blog on Sunday evening (tomorrow!) at 8:00 p.m. Eastern for the second half of our weekend blog update. The temperatures are beginning to dip and we all need to be prepared for what ever Mother Nature sends our way! Sweaters, cowls, hats, mitts or socks? Let’s get busy!

Crew Is HERE!

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Are you chilly? Do you need something to snuggle into? Or are you in a more temperate climate and have been patiently waiting to cast something on in the new Plucky cotton blend, Crew? If you’re like me, you need both!  Changing temperatures can mean layering and being ready to add or subtract as the thermometer moves up and down.

Please join us on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 AM (ET) Friday morning October 3rd, and again at 8:00 PM (ET) Sunday evening October 5th, for a two-part Update. Whether you’re north, south, east or west, we hope one of these times will work for you.

There will be a plethora of plucky colors (that’s a tongue twister!) all the new ones and lots of old favorites…. Please let me know what colors you need for your next project. I always keep a close eye on the Wishlist thread! Not only do we use that thread to build the list of colors to be offered, but I love to keep an eye peeled to see what is inspiring you, or if you have any questions – we are always happy to help! Here is the colorway list so far – it’s a big one!

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Xacobeo Hat

The details:

We’ll have a little something for everyone with multiple bases and the colorways you’ve been asking for!

Again, it’s a two part update: Here on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 AM (ET) Friday morning October 3rd, and again at 8:00 PM (ET) Sunday evening October 5th, for a two-part Update.

Bases available are as follows:
Bello
Bello Worsted
Crew
Lace
Oxford
Primo Aran
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Scholar
Single
Snug
Traveler Aran
Traveler Sport
Trusty
Sweater
Bulky

Please note: This two part update will be a pre-order, and will ship the according to our stated shipping time frame.

Thank you so much and we hope to see you tomorrow!