La Promenade – A New Cowl!

Introducing La Promenade –
A Plucky pattern

Talk about a quick trip. I was skeptical of all I had on my plate for these six days (four days if you count the two days for travel), but I did it and boy, does it feel good to be home with my guy, my pups, and the crew!  The meet-and-greets, sight-seeing, and shopping were all fantastic, but for me, there’s truly no place like home.

Being that I was determined to pack light and travel with only my carry-on for this short trip, I had to be strategic in my outfit and knitting plans. Because I love (need!) having a cowl or shawl around my neck at all times (really, I do!), and had limited space to pack my favorites, I opted for my new La Promenade Cowl.  Let me tell you, it was the perfect travel companion. Feather light, lofty and airy, I wore it nearly everywhere. Walking here, there and everywhere – La Promenade was my constant companion through it all and, of course, accompanied me while scouring the flea market, visiting Lil’ Weasel and site seeing in Paris.

La Promenade is written for our Spiffy sport weight yarn, and showcases it’s unique structure and loftiness.  Between the pattern dimensions, stitch pattern and the unique qualities of Spiffy, it creates a cowl that is light as air yet substantial enough to provide the cover and structure I adore in my heavier favorites!  La Promenade may certainly be knit in (and be just as lovely!) Cashmere, Traveler, or Primo Sport for a cowl with a little bit more “umph”. As with any yarn substitution, just be mindful that the fiber content of the yarn you choose will alter the final drape and structure of your finished knit.

I am so excited to be able to finally share with you the latest Plucky pattern and my new favorite and so very versatile cowl, La Promenade!  Mine is knit with three skeins of Plucky Spiffy in Grumpy Old Sailor, and is approximately 25.5” wide (51” total circumference) and is about 30” long.  These slightly over-sized dimensions are one of my most favorite (and important!) things about this cowl. It positively floats!

We hope you take La Promenade on your next adventure! So much so, we’re going to make sure you have the opportunity to grab your pattern and cast-on right away!  Until Midnight of Thursday, March 24, 2016, EDT, you may download La Promenade absolutely free with the code TRAVELLIGHT. You may find the pattern in ourRavelry store or via our website.  Simply add it to your shopping basket, apply the coupon code above, and continue to checkout to receive your free pattern.

We hope you enjoy this great, simple yet effective pattern as much as I do!  Be sure to show us on Instagram or in Ravelry how you wear and use your La Promenade with #dailyplucky on IG or tag your project in Ravelry with “dailyplucky“.  I can’t wait to see what adventures you’re up to!

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.


Photo taken at the Louvre. Paris, France. Copyright 2016 Plucky Knitter.

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! 
Traveler Sport
Trusty
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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Golden Oldies Update

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Golden Oldies
Friday, March 11th at Noon EST and  Sunday, March 13th at 8:00 P.M. EST

Let’s bring back those oldies, because they sure were goodies! Just like your favorite songs of yesterday, let’s reminisce about Plucky colors that we haven’t seen in a while. As our Plucky group has grown, and time has marched on, there are so many great colors that have been waiting to reintroduce themselves or (sob!) to take a final bow. If you’re new to Plucky, you may never have seen Nova, Faded Ink, Gimlet Haze or Oh Deere in the wild. Do you remember Bubble Gum Flower or Classic Rock? Now is the time to become acquainted with these old classics! I know Hayley and I are super excited about their return – I’m already adding some to my personal stash – what’s old is new again!

The colorways and bases (so far!) are shown below and a full list can be found here!

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


This update is a special one, as some of these colors have been gone for ages and will go back to the vault after this update. Therefore, this update will be held as a two part update so as to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Please join us on Friday, March 11th at Noon EST and  Sunday, March 13th at 8:00 P.M. EST on the Plucky Blog, as we unlock the Golden Oldies vault.

Please note that this is a pre-order update and will be held on the Plucky Blog at the dates and times listed above. 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 (links below) so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

 

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#dailyplucky

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Hayley and I are endlessly entertained and just love seeing the many ways you wear, use, and enjoy your #dailyplucky.
So introducing…. #DAILYPLUCKY

Each week Hayley and I will pick a favorite photo or two and send the winner a little #pluckysurprise. And of course, we’ll also share what we are knitting, loving and wearing too. We’ll even rope the fellas in on the #dailyplucky action. By using the #dailyplucky, you give us your permission to repost your photo and we’ll really appreciate it because we love seeing the pieces you’re creating with Plucky yarn.

So, please start snapping and sharing some #dailyplucky on Instagram and here in Ravelry on your project page and post away using the #dailyplucky on Instagram or tag it ‘Daily Plucky’ on your project page here in Ravelry! And, don’t you dare hold back – let the posting begin!

Things to post to #dailyplucky

  1. FOs
  2. WIPs
  3. Favorite pieces from your stash
  4. How you wear your Plucky daily.
  5. What just came in the mail?!
  6. Plucky in still life.
  7. Your Plucky Pets!
  8. Plucky travels #pluckywanderlust