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,

xo, Sarah

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Happy Friday one and all! Hayley and I have returned from our adventures across the pond, and what an adventure it was…full of inspiration (castles, lochs and plaid, oh my!), visits with fiber friends old and new, and a fantastic class with Justyna…Eastern uncrossed knitting…who knew?! Our minds are still blown!

 

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It’s time. Time let you in on a little secret. The last couple of months I have been sleeping on a silk pillow case, and I’m here to tell you…it’s a game changer! I admit, I was skeptical…could it really be that great? Yes!! It’s made a huge difference in the bed head (really helps with the frizz factor on my curly hair) situation, not to mention how fantastic my face feels! I also use this one (different price point and works very well). And, I almost forgot. They stay cool. Don’t you just love a cool pillow case?!

 




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After what feels like a decades long search, I have found the perfect (for me) Spring travel coat. Great price point. Packs lightly. Fits over everything. Repels rain. This coat definitely checks all the boxes. I think you will love it!


(Tartan on Cashmere)

 

 


My travel knitting for this trip was
Barlow, and I cannot recommend this pattern highly enough! Great texture and fun stripes keep the knitting interesting, while at the same time being easy as steak pie and hobnobs for TV or conversation knitting. And it flew off the needles!

 

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xo,
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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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Photo Diary #5: From Scotland With Love


 

 

 

(Tartan on Cachet and pattern Barlow) 

(Tartan on Cachet)

Photo Diary #4: From Scotland With Love


 

 

 

 

 

Photo Diary #3: From Scotland With Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Scotland Update

 

Hayley and I are so excited to be attending Edin Yarn Fest this weekend!  Although we are not attending EYF as vendors, we are just as thrilled to be attending as knitters and students! I’m sure it’s no surprise that we have been daydreaming about all things Scottish. Before we even set foot in mainland Scotland (Shetland already has a piece of our heart) we’ve been inspired by all things green, gray, dark, and broody. And, be still my heart, the plaids!

So, that can only mean one thing! We are happy to bring to you an update full of sixteen (SIXTEEN!) new “Small Batch” colorways inspired by Scotland. This Sunday evening, March 12th at 6:00 PM EDT (don’t forget, we spring forward this weekend here in the States!) on the Plucky Blog you will find a host of Small Batch Scotland inspired yarns on assorted bases. If you are new to our Small Batch yarn, please take a moment to read about it on our blog!

We’ve enjoyed seeing many of our Plucky friends attending EYF as well as meeting and making new ones! If you see us through the weekend, please stop and say, “Hello”!

 

 

Available Bases:

  • Bello
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Feet
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Snug Fingering
  • Sweater
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us for this update on the Plucky blog, Sunday, March 12th at 6:00 pm EDT. It’s Daylight Savings Time here in the States as of Sunday. Don’t forget to spring forward and note the different time than recent updates!
  • This update will begin shipping on March 27th.
  • Loch (last chance for Loch on sale!) and Kelly, Kelly, Kelly (all March long!) are 17% off across the bases.
  • The colorway and base offerings are set for this update but if you have something in mind for future updates, be sure to pop over into the Wishlist thread in our Ravelry group!

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.

Photo Diary #2: From Scotland With Love

 

 

 

 

Meet our newest Small Batch colorways!

Meet a few our newest Small Batch…

We are having a blast expanding our catalog of Small Batch colorways!  The latest additions, inspired by Scotland, will be available for pre-order here on the blog on Sunday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. EDT!  We thought it would be a good idea to refresh a previous informative blog post about these special, unique pieces of art.  We hope you enjoy and have as much fun with them as we have with development and knitting with them!

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Can we talk a little bit about Small Batch?!

We decided on the name ‘Small Batch’ because it was the perfect description of how these skeins of art come about. They are done in very small batches with each and every skein having the various colors applied one at a time. It’s a time-consuming and labor intensive process but one that we’ve come to love! It allows us to bring you our art in every skein, making for fun and truly unique projects!

Something we ask you to please bear in mind (and this is true for hand-dyed yarn aside from Small Batch) is that no one skein will be exactly like another. As an example, one skein of Small Batch may have more green speckles or be more saturated with all of the colors comprising that particular Small Batch colorway, while another from the same ‘batch’ may have less saturation, be more speckled or have more blue than the one that was created directly beside it. Again, it’s just the nature of hand-dyed, artisan yarn and each skein is truly unique.

What you may see in a glamour shot or a project pic of a Small Batch may be very close to what you receive or it may be very different in its placement of colors on the skein. These differences are not quality issues. True Small Batch, or hand-dyed yarn, is inherently unique to each skein and it would be next to impossible to replicate every speckle of each colorway represented in a skein of Small Batch. Often times, skeins that appear significantly different from one another in the skein, may look more matched once they are wound (happens to me all the time) and the opposite may also be true.

Please know that if you order more than one skein of the same Small Batch colorway, on the same base, we always do our best to provide you the closest matches possible, just as we do with multiples of our traditional colorways. We simply ask that you keep in mind the unique characteristics that make Small Batch what it is and know that each skein is one-of-a-kind!

You are unique, your knits are one of a kind and so is your small batch!

Thank you so much!
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Photo Diary #1: From Scotland With Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

February #dailyplucky Winners!

 

Here are the #dailyplucky winners for February 2017! Congratulations and thank you so much for playing along and inspiring us daily!