The Dog Walker! 

The Dog Walker!

I love accessory knitting. In fact, it’s safe to say that it is my absolute favorite – I LOVE it! #neverenoughknittedaccessories – that should be a thing!
Hats of all kinds, cowls, and the perfect chunky wrap/shawl have always been my knitting favorites. That being said, nobody appreciates a beautifully hand-knit sweater more than I do! However, while I have knit more than a sweater or two in my time as a knitter, sometimes it just seems a tad fiddly and intimidating…stitch gauge, row gauge, short rows, seaming, finishing, oy! Just let me knit a wrap! But then, I started thinking about my wardrobe staples…plaid shirts, t-shirts, jeans, boots, loafers…they all beg to be paired with sweaters. So, what I’m getting at here is that it’s high time for me to up my sweater knitting game and get a head start on fall knitting, and I’d love to take you on this journey with me!

Meet the first sweater in this #upyoursweatergame series, The Dog Walker! Knit circularly from the top-down with straightforward shaping around the neck and raglan sleeves, The Dog Walker is perfect for beginners and seasoned sweater knitters alike. Picked up stitches at the neckline create a cozy broken-rib turtleneck with matching cuffs and hem. Written for both worsted and aran weights across multiple sizes, there’s sure to be an option for everyone. We are thrilled to be having a KAL with this little beauty and hope that you will join me, Hayley, Michele, and Jill as we knit ours.  We will be documenting the process in Ravelry and on Instagram with progress pics, so be sure to follow along!

Colors Available and Ready-To-Ship!

We have picked a fabulous palette of colors that have already been dyed up across a few worsted and aran bases and are ready to ship.  There’s even an option to mix those bases and hold Yakkity or Beauregard with Lusso…I couldn’t help myself!  Oh, and how could we forget?!  With this update, we are pleased to introduce you to Yakkity Aran (available only in Sea Salt, Old Mill, and Peppercorn) and Beauregard Aran!!

 

The Dog Walker KAL will run from July 1st – August 10th.  If you haven’t already, be sure to join the Plucky Ravelry group.  We’ll have a dedicated thread with a timeline, not to mention helpful tips, tricks, camaraderie (post your photos for us to admire and enjoy!) and support.  Tell us your favorite colorways and yarn pairings and post pics of walking your dogs! On top of all of this fun, there will be yarn-y prizes!!

 

Bases Available:

  • Beauregard
  • Beauregard Aran
  • Groovy
  • Halo Worsted
  • Lusso
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar
  • Snazzy
  • Snug Worsted
  • Sweater Aran
  • Trusty
  • Yakkity
  • Yakkity Aran

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky BlogSunday, July 1st at 8:00 pm EDT.
  • This is a Ready-to-Ship update and will ship on Monday, July 2nd.
  • Please note: Not all colors will be available on all listed bases.  Lusso, Yakkity, and Beauregard are listed with the intention of holding Lusso with Yakkity or Beauregard to achieve gauge.
  • The Dog Walker pattern is free with yarn purchase in this update.  Otherwise, it is available for $8 on Ravelry.

One Hit Wonders!!!

One Hit Wonders!!!

We’re sending this Anniversary month out with a bang!  One Hit Wonders (across bases) and Swag (T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Hoodies!!) will be hitting Reserve tomorrow, June 29th, at Noon EDT!  FREE SHIPPING on everything!

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us in the Plucky Reserve Shop Friday, June 29th at Noon EDT and going while supplies last.
  • Orders placed in Reserve today will start shipping the week of July 9th.

So Long, Farewell!

 

So Long, Farewell!

It’s that time again. We’re making room for some new things which means it’s time to say goodbye to some old friends. Please join us in bidding farewell to Traveler DK, Sweater, and Sweater Aran! We’ve selected a palette of colorways that sing on these bases, including two brand-new #mypluckywish colors…meet Seaside Sweetie and Cat Out of the Bag!

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Colors Available…

Traveler DK:  Comprised of 65.20.15 Merino/Silk/Yak with 275 yards per skein, Traveler DK is a superb choice for garments and shawls alike.  The silk provides lovely drape, while the yak gives it that characteristic heathered look we all know and love. Regularly priced at $28, Traveler DK will be on sale at the discontinued price of $22.

Sweater:  Comprised of 90.10 Merino/Nylon with 270 yards per skein, Sweater (DK weight) is a fantastic choice for yep, you guessed it…sweaters!  But, it doesn’t stop there.  With its lovely twist, crisp stitch definition, not to mention the gorgeous way it takes color, Sweater is a brilliant choice for hats, socks, blankets, and it’s fantastic for kids knits!  Regularly priced and $25, Sweater will be on sale at the discontinued price of $18.

Sweater Aran:  Comprised of 95.5 Merino/Nylon with 185 yards per skein, Sweater Aran is the big sister to Sweater.  With similar fiber content and the same twist, it too is a fabulous choice for everything from sweaters, to blankets, to accessories.  Regularly priced at $25, Sweater Aran will be on sale at the discontinued price of $18.

Bases Available:

  • Halo
  • Primo Fingering
  • Solo
  • Sweater Aran DISCONTINUED
  • Sweater DISCONTINUED
  • Traveler DK DISCONTINUED

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog today, Wednesday, June 27th starting at Noon EDT, and going through the day while supplies last.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of July 25th.  Please note, your shipping label may be generated an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship, it may take up to four business days the entire update to leave the barn.

A Tuesday Reserve Surprise!!!

 

Tuesday Reserve Surprise!!!

Happy Tuesday, friends! We’re filling Reserve up with some one-of-a-kind goodies today. Meet Micro Batch Gradient No. 0065! Soft, but not too sweet, this dusky pink gradient is swoon-worthy, not to mention that it’s 20% off! Micro Batch skeins are not repeatable, so there are a limited number of these beauties across a handful of bases.  Simply put, when they’re gone…they’re gone!What else might you see today? We’ll have a selection of fingering weight gradient kits available with the Center Lane pattern, all ready-to-ship! Oh, and don’t forget, FREE SHIPPING on everything!

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us in the Plucky Reserve June 26th starting at Noon EDT and going through the day, while supplies last!
  • This update will ship according to our Reserve shipping guidelines, within 4 business days.
  • Pattern price for Center Lane is included with all fingering weight Gradient Kits. You will receive download of the pattern within 48 hours.

Mannequin Monday – Center Lane

 

Hey, hey, hey! It’s Mannequin Monday!

And today’s pick is….

Center Lane, designed by Jill Zielinski, aka Knitterella. The clever center spine on this shawl adds a unique design element that flows into an eye-catching chevron border. The Center Lane shawl is designed to be knit in your favorite Plucky Knitter ngering weight yarn. Directions are written for two sizes. A larger, 4-color design or a smaller version written to be knit with any Plucky Knitter Gradient Set. Either option gives you a fun knit with stunning results that is sure to be your new favorite!

Sample above 4-color version is shown in colors Twill, Happy Camper, Cheeky, and Nightlight on Halo and Snug Fingering.

Below is the gradient version shown in gradient set Peek O’ Blue on Halo.

 

Check out the pattern page for more details.

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Center Lane Kit Update!

 

Center Lane Kit!

We love a good collaboration here at Plucky, and this one is just about as good as it gets!  Our dear pal, Jill (aka Knitterella) has designed yet another show-stopper.  We are pleased to introduce, Center Lane!

Gradient Version: Shown in Primo Fingering in gradient set Peek O’ Blue.

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4-Color Version: Shown in Primo Fingering in colors Loch (MC), Sweet Dreams (CC1),
Tequila Sunrsie (C2), and Tavern On The Blue (C3).
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The clever center spine on this shawl adds a unique design element that flows into an eye-catching chevron border. The Center Lane shawl is designed to be knit in your favorite Plucky Knitter fingering weight yarn. Directions are written for two sizes. A larger, 4-color design or a smaller version written to be knit with any Plucky Knitter Gradient Set. Either option gives you a fun knit with stunning results that is sure to be your new favorite!

The kits offered for the 4-Color Version…

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Kits offered for the Gradient Version… 


 

Bases Available:

  • Crewbie
  • Feet
  • Groovy, Baby!
  • Halo
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Primo Fingering
  • Snug Fingering
  • Solo

 

Kit Pricing:

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us Sunday, June 24th, at 8:00 PM EDT and Monday, June 25th at 9:00 AM EDT, on the Plucky Blog.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship July 23rd.
  • This will be a “kit only” sale, there will not be an option to purchase additional single skeins.
  • An email will be sent to kit purchasers within 48 hours after the last update which will include your single-use code to download the pattern from Ravelry.
  • If  you choose to purchase more than one kit, you will be able to gift your extra patterns.  You will simply forward on one of your exclusive download code emails.
  • Center Lane will remain a kit exclusive pattern for 12 months.
  • Another kit option you’d like to see?  Be sure to join us in the Wishlist Thread on Ravelry!

 

Scum + a Duet!!

Twice the Fun with Scum!

It’s us, again!  As June keeps rolling by, the Anniversary surprises continue!  We’ve been having such a fabulous time with the latest Duets offering that we decided to smoosh two of our favorite things together.  So, this mystery offering will be a Scummy Duet!!!  

In addition to the mystery Scummy Duet, we’re pleased to offer a smashing selection of some of our favorite scummy colorways along with a few pops of color we think complement them beautifully.  If you have non-buyer’s remorse over missing out on the last mystery Duet, now’s the time to scoop up Laverne and Shirley!

Colors Available…
All of this adds up to some pretty perfect pairings for Impala!  Worked from the bottom up in alternating sections of garter and stockinette, Impala’s shallow triangle shape is as easy to wear as it is relaxing to knit.  Not to mention, it positively flies off the needles.  Just pick your two favorite colors, and go!
Impala shown in Sea Salt on Yakkity (MC) and Nesting on Beauregard (CC).

Bases Offered:

  • Beauregard
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Cozy
  • Feet
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Lusso
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy
  • Traveler
  • Trusty
  • Yakkity

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky BlogWednesday, June 20th at Noon EDT going through the day while supplies last.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of July 23rd.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be generated an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship, it may take up to 4 business days for the entire update to leave the barn.
  • Please keep in mind that each order for the Scummy Duet will consist of 2 skeins of yarn.  For example, if your order quantity is 2 you will receive 4 skeins of yarn consisting of 2 skeins of each color in the Duet, and so on.
  • Sea Salt, Old Mill, and Peppercorn are colorways exclusive to Yakkity and will not be available to purchase on other bases.
  • Impala is free with any purchase in this update.  It will remain exclusive for 12 months.

June Color Caboodle!

 

June Color Caboodle!

The Anniversary festivities just keep coming! This month we’re pleased as punch to be offering an adorable set of SIX very summery colors, all at 11% OFF!!  So, get ready to mix and match ‘til your heart’s content!

While wrapping up this week’s festivities, we burned some midnight oil checking inventory on remaining kits, colors and bases.  Because of diminished choices left on the smattering of kits, colors, and bases, we decided it would be festive to offer what remains to be listed in Reserve on sale in conjunction with our Color Caboodle sale this weekend. So, hold on to your hats, because everything in Reserve will be 11% OFF ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. That never happens!

Colors available in the June Color Caboodle update…

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The June Color Caboodle shown on Oxford 1.0…


Bases Offered:

  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Cozy
  • Crew
  • Crewbie
  • Feet
  • Groovy, Baby!
  • Halo*
  • Halo Worsted*
  • Lodge
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Oxford 1.0
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar 1.0
  • Snazzy
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Solo
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog, starting Friday, June 15th, at NOON EDT for the color caboodle and going through the weekend, while supplies last!
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of July 16th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be generated an unspecified amount of time prior to actually leaving the barn. Once an update begins to ship, it may take up to 4 business days for the entire update to ship.
  • Please Note: the 11% discount DOES NOT apply to Halo or Halo Worsted.

Party Time In The Reserve!!

Look what’s hitting the Reserve this week!

We have a few more Anniversary surprises up our sleeves that will be hitting the Reserve this week, starting today, Tuesday, June 12th!  Stop by daily to see what’s new! And, don’t forget, free shipping!!

Helpful Information:

  • This Reserve sale will start on Tuesday, June 12th at Noon EDT, with inventory being restocked through the week, while supplies last!
  • This will ship according to Reserve guidelines, within 4 business days.
  • Free Shipping ANYWHERE!  Please understand, with the free shipping offer, we reserve the right to combine multiple orders to the same address as we deem necessary.

Mannequin Monday – Twirligig

 

Hey, hey, hey! It’s Mannequin Monday!

And today’s pick is….

Twirligig!! Shown in Bello, in Gradient Set “Snuggle Up!”, This adorable little number is simply a must-knit! Its charming eyelet design and eye-catching gradient keeps the knitting simple, yet entertaining.

Speaking of gradients…as we speak, the Plucky Reserve is being stocked with an assortment of Gradient Sets! Going on now, while supplies last, buy any Gradient Set and you’ll receive a free download for Twirligig! Plus, FREE SHIPPING!!!

 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for weekly knitspiration!

Anniversary Update! 11 Years!!

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As some of you may know, we love to throw an anniversary party every June to remember the humble beginnings of Plucky but most importantly, to celebrate YOU, our dear customers and knitty friends. Without you, the last 11 years would simply not be possible! To serve you and to be a part of the ever changing fiber arts community is a true privilege. Thank you. Thank you!While we have festivities planned for the entire month of June (and maybe even a few sneaking into July…), the highlight of this special month is always the Anniversary Update!

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Colors offered…
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Summer Quintessential Plucky Palette
We are so happy to be releasing the Summer QPP again! This set of colors was the very first QPP collection and it holds a place near and dear to our hearts. For this offering, the skeins will be sold on an individual basis.  Woohoo! If you would like a sweater quantity of any of the colors, order ‘til your hearts content on the following bases only – Feet, Primo Fingering, Solo & Trusty!  And, of course, since these colors were created to work all together, feel free to mix and match with abandon! Don’t be shy! To compliment this set, we are also re-releasing Sprinkles on Top as well as the Small Batch-inspired QPP colorway…Bomb Diggity!
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And, of course, it wouldn’t be an anniversary party without them…Golden Tickets…woohoo!!  With this update, we will be randomly placing tickets in orders that can be redeemed for prizes!  Such as??  Here’s what you can expect to see this year…

  • Free pattern download via Ravelry
  • 10% off any order
  • 15% off any order
  • 20% off any order
  • $10 off any order
  • $200 off any order (aka Free Sweater Quantity)
  • Free Mystery Skein
  • Free #whenindoubtknitahat project bag
  • Who knows what else!!!!

Bases Available:

  • Beauregard*
  • Cashmere
  • Cozy
  • Crew*
  • Crewbie*
  • Feet
  • Galore*
  • Groovy
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Lodge Fingering*
  • Lodge Worsted*
  • Oxford 1.0*
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar 1.0*
  • Snug Fingering*
  • Snug Worsted*
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy
  • Traveler*
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us for this special 3-part update on the Plucky Blog on Friday, June 8th at NOON EDT, Sunday, June 10th at 8 PM EDT and Monday, June 11th at 9 AM EDT.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship on or about July 11th. Please note, as we try to make this 3-part sale as inclusive as possible, shipping times may vary slightly depending on demand.  Also, please understand that we ship in waves, once shipping has started it takes up to 4 business days for all packages from an update to leave the barn.
  • *Please Note: All colors shown with an ” * ” means that this color will NOT be available on Crew, Crewbie, Lodge Worsted, Snug Fingering, Snug Worsted, Traveler, Oxford 1.0, Scholar 1.0, Beauregard, Galore, Lodge Fingering.
  • This update will feature Free Shipping ANYWHERE!
  • International Customers please understand that with the Free Shipping offer we reserve the right to combine multiple international orders to the same address as we deem necessary.  Thank you for understanding!
With our deepest gratitude and warm affection,

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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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Plucky Pop-Up!! Thank you!

What a colorful, happy and festive blur this weekend was! Our hearts are full to bursting with gratitude that I cannot begin to adequately convey, and our tired (but very happy!) faces are still aching from all the smiling, laughing and happy tears! The enthusiasm you showed for Plucky’s new H2 was more than we dared dream.

With much love & gratitude…. 

xo,

Sarah, Hayley & the Crew

P.S. Thank you for sharing your photos – I was woefully lacking in photos from the weekend!














May #pluckyselfie Winners!

 

Here are the #pluckyselfie winners for May! Thank you so much for playing along! We’ve randomly selected the winners using the Random Number Generator. If your selfie is above, please contact us at customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “#pluckyselfie May winner” in the subject line and we’ll send you your prize. Congrats to the winners and we hope you’ll all continue to join in the #pluckyselfie fun!!

May #dailyplucky Winners!

 

Here are the #dailyplucky winners for May 2018! Congratulations and thank you so much for playing along and inspiring us daily!

 

If you are listed as a winner Congrats, and please contact us at customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “#dailyplucky May winner” in the subject line and we’ll send you your prize.

Home Is Where The Heart Is Update!! The Pop-Up After Party!

Home Is Where The Heart Is!

This weekend marks the first ever Plucky Pop-Up Shop at our brand-new downtown Hastings location.  We wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion with all of you, and boy, did you guys help us celebrate!  We can’t begin to thank all of you who came from near and far to see us.  This weekend also kicked off the Plucky Anniversary month of June, so let’s keep this party rolling, shall we?!  We’re delighted to offer all things Plucky Pop-Up to those of you who couldn’t join us in person…new colors, new bases, new patterns, new swag, and FREE SHIPPING!!
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Beauregard:
Ok, we’re gonna say it…this is one of the most sumptuous yarns you’ll ever get your hands on! We’ve blended together two of the most luxurious fibers in the world, yak and cashmere.  The lofty body of the of the yak fiber perfectly balances out the soft downiness of the cashmere.  An absolute treat!  $46/skein

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Yakkity:
Are you sensing a theme here?  You’ve no doubt noticed that we’re downright smitten with Yak, and what’s not to love?  It’s light, soft and warm like cashmere, while maintaining quite a bit of body and blooms beautifully like our beloved wool.  Simply put, it’s got loads of personality and pluck! $42/skein

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Galore:
It’s cashmere GALORE with this not-so-little yarn baby! We are so very smitten with this limited-edition run of 100% pure cashmere. Galore boasts a whopping 670 yards of light and lofty fingering weight cashmere per skein ($115/skein), and takes color like a champ! With its generous yardage, two skeins make a fabulous (and very generous!!) sized shawl or wrap for you to wrap yourself in cashmere Galore!!

 

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Twirligig:
If you ask us, this little number is absolutely a must-knit!  Its charming eyelet design and eye-catching gradient motif keeps the knitting simple, yet entertaining.  Layered over your favorite top or jacket, it’s sure to be the last thing you grab as you head out for the day!

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The Beverly:
Simple yet striking lace, a whimsical striping motif, plus infinite color possibilities (hello, Gradients!) adds up to a whole lot of knitting fun!  Wear it wrapped up around your neck or effortlessly draped over your shoulders. Either way this piece is sure to be in heavy rotation.  Did we mention that there are two sizes to choose from?!  This pattern includes instructions for a 3-color small version, or a large version knit using two fingering weight Plucky Gradient sets.

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Bases Offered:
  • Crew
  • Beauregard – NEW!!
  • Bello
  • Galore – NEW!! 670 yards of pure cashmere!!
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Snug Fingering
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Traveler
  • Trusty
  • Yakkity – NEW!!
Helpful Information:
  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog, Sunday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM EDT, and again, Monday, June 4th at 12:00 PM EDT.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of July 2nd.  Please note, for administrative purposes, your shipping label may be generated an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship, it may take up to 4 business days for it to leave the barn.
  • Any colors or bases you’d love to see in this update?  Please join us in the Wishlist Thread on Ravelry!  We are always happy to grant as many wishes as we can.