Skies of November & Barely Birch Update

 

I find few things comparable to the beauty of a Michigan Fall and those broody skies we see this time of year. This welcomed time is full of ample excuses (the weather from those broody skies for example!) for having a warm cup of something in hand at all times while cozying up to the fire with knitting that you just can’t seem to put down. As makers, we take great pleasure in the feeling of contentedness we receive as we surround ourselves (and those we love) in wraps, hats, blankets, and sweaters that we have made with our own two hands.

 

 

While we bask in our love of all things autumn, we would like to invite you to join us over on the blog Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd (while supplies last!) for a Skies of November & Barely Birch update, and to celebrate the changing of the seasons, everything is 15% off!
In addition to being able to get both of these broody offerings we will also have 3 and 5 skein mysteries that include one or both of the sale colorways ~ it’s your choice! We love making mystery kits for you!
Colors Available…

 Bases Available:

  • Cashmere
  • Bello DK
  • Bello Fingering
  • Bulky
  • Groovy
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Solo
  • Traveler
  • Trusty
  • Trusty Fingering

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog Thursday, November 1st starting at 7:00 AM EDT and going through 7:00 PM EDT Friday, while supplies last.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 21st.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages to leave the barn.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

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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Plucktober 2018 Wrap-Up & Winners!

We can not believe it but the calendar says November 1st so that can only mean that another Plucktober has come and gone, time sure flies when you are knitting with friends! We have had so much fun with all of you and your projects have been inspirational! 

I would like to thank our moderators for all of the hours they logged organizing and administering Plucktober in our SAL threads:

Cassie Munksgard/cassiemunksgard
Ellen Bishop/EllenLBishop
Jill Zielinski/Knitterella
Jody Campbell/grannyknits4u
Julie Dam/jkld11
Michele Wang/mishi2x

You were terrific leaders, cheerleaders and hand holders!

 

Now, it’s time to announce the end of Plucktober winners! We’ve used the Random Number Generator and picked 3 winners from each SAL. The winners and prizes are as follows…

 

PRIZE #1:

A sweater quantity (6 skeins) of any qualifying base, dyed to the color of your choice! Bases that do not qualify are; Cachet, Cashmere, Groovy, Groovy Baby, Halo, Halo Worsted, Lusso, Phoebe or Galore.

The winners for Prize #1 are as follows:

    • From the Accessories SAL: labayouknitter
    • From the Finish Those WIPs SAL: krush61 
    • From the Garments SAL: OldTownKnitWit
    • From the Machine Knitting SAL: handsoonknits  
    • From the #upyoursweatergame SAL: jendarrin 
    • From the Baby-Kids-Pets-Home-Living SAL: Esposetta

If you are listed above as a winner, Congratulations! Please contact customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “Plucktober Prize #1 Winner” in the subject line and we can get you your prize ASAP!

 

 

PRIZE #2:

A Snug Worsted mystery kit to make the Wasp Nest shawl, pattern included!

The winners for Prize #2 are as follows:

    • From the Accessories SAL: wanderlustknitter
    • From the Finish Those WIPs SAL: scmommyknits
    • From the Garments SAL: LaurelLikeTheTree
    • From the Machine Knitting SAL: asw1178
    • From the #upyoursweatergame SAL: elizabethso
    • From the Baby-Kids-Pets-Home-Living SAL: rudnicka

If you are listed above as a winner, Congratulations! Please contact customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “Plucktober Prize #2 Winner” in the subject line and we can get you your prize ASAP!

 

 

PRIZE #3:

A mystery swag item, plus a mystery skein of Cormo to make a Crosstown Hat, pattern & flax fur pom pom included!

The winners for Prize #3 are as follows:

    • From the Accessories SAL: dmallen
    • From the Finish Those WIPs SAL: CreativeMoments
    • From the Garments SAL: ellerkamp4 
    • From the Machine Knitting SAL: jesinger
    • From the #upyoursweatergame SAL: Mvg165
    • From the Baby-Kids-Pets-Home-Living SAL: soclady

If you are listed above as a winner, Congratulations! Please contact customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “Plucktober Prize #3 Winner” in the subject line and we can get you your prize ASAP!

 

We hope you had fun and whether you finished every task you set for yourself on Plucktober 1st or not, it has been great fun knitting with you all!

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Plucktober OHW

Happy Tuesday! That’s right! That’s actually a thing around these parts! Tuesdays are a great day for collaboration and creativity and while the caffeine was sinking in we thought it would be fun to stock the reserve with One Hit Wonders so let’s send Plucktober off in style, shall we? WE SHALL!!

Please join us today, Tuesday, October 30th, at NOON, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 8:00 PM EDT for One-Hit-Wonders listed by weight. There will be set quantities available for each time slot and once they are gone, that’s it! Also, as always please know you can leave us a note when checking out regarding any preferences you might have we will do our best to accommodate them!

Prices for One Hit Wonders are as follows:

Cashmere One Hit Wonders – $40
May include: Cashmere, Cachet, Groovy, Lusso, Spiffy

Luxury One Hit Wonders – $25
May include: Beauregard, Halo, Phoebe, Yakkity

One Hit Wonders – $15
All other bases

Black, White, & Gray All Over!

Black, White, & Gray All Over…With A Surprise!

Our obsession with all the neutrals continues!  This update will focus on a range of options from Morticia all the way down to Powdered Sugar, with healthy dose of grays in between.  And, to add a little twist, there will also be a Mystery Pink Duet set available!

We are very excited to announce that Cormo is back with this offering! Also, In other exciting news our beloved base Beauregard was featured in the fall/winter issue of Knit Wear! Check out what they said about our dear Beau…

“What do you get when you blend yak with cashmere? The most luxurious yarn you’ve ever knitted with. This yarn is so soft and springy it practically knits itself, and with generous yardage, you can enjoy a lot of knitting from one skein.”

We couldn’t agree more! 😉

Available Colors:

Bases Available:

  • Beauregard Aran
  • Beauregard
  • Bulky – $17 Sale Price
  • Cashmere
  • Cormo
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Oxford
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Scholar
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy
  • Trusty Fingering
  • Yakkity (Yakkity and Yakkity Aran’s natural colors)
  • Yakkity Aran (Yakkity and Yakkity Aran’s natural colors)

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog Sunday, October 28th at 8:00 PM EDT and again, on Monday, October 29th at NOON EDT.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 19th. Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages to leave the barn.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The colors Old Mill, Peppercorn, and Sea Salt are natural colors that are only available on Yakkity and Yakkity Aran.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The following colors will not be available on Scholar and Oxford: Pink Mystery Duet, Old Lace, Silver Lining, Small Batch No. 021, and Powdered Sugar.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The following colors will not be available on the Snugs: Pink Mystery Duet, Fisherman’s Wharf, Mighty Mac, and Wrought Iron.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The Pink Mystery Duet will also not be available on Beauregard or Cormo.
  • The Mystery Pink Duet purchase option includes two skeins of yarn.  For example, if you purchase the Mystery Pink Duet in the quantity of two, you will receive four skeins of yarn, two skeins of color 1 and two skeins of color 2.
  • 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.

Just The Naturals!

Hayley, Michele and I had so much fun at Rhinebeck this past weekend!  The Fall colors, delicious donuts and apple crisp a la mode, time chatting with fellow fiber-loving friends, and all the fabulous knitwear on parade made for an inspiring, delightful weekend!  There was serious sweater knitting inspiration everywhere you looked.  Since we find ourselves in high sweater knitting season, we think it would be a great idea to have a release of some of our favorite sweater bases in their natural colors. Please check it out in the Plucky Reserve!

Spotlight on Jewel Tones!

The Spotlight’s on Jewel Tones!

It’s time to turn on that Plucky spotlight again! We’ve decided to keep the Spotlight Series rolling, and to celebrate deep fall, we are putting the spotlight on Jewel Tones!

Exciting news… Buffalo Plaid and the 3 skein Lumberjack color set will be available in this update! Yay!! This will be the last time these limited edition colors are available!
Available Colors:

Bases Available:

  • Beauregard
  • Beauregard Aran
  • Bulky – $17 Sale Price
  • Cashmere
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy
  • Traveler
  • Trusty Fingering

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog starting Sunday, October 21st at Noon EDT and going through NOON EDT on Monday, October 22nd.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 14th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages to leave the barn.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last time the limited edition colors Buffalo Plaid and the 3 skein Lumberjack color set are available.  
  • 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.

 

Warmest wishes,

 

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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Plucktober Rolls On!

 

Plucktober Rolls On!

We’re just over half-way through Plucktober!  How did that happen?!  We thought it’d be fun to start the last half of Plucktober with some very fun and very festive new colors.  Introducing Buffalo Plaid (available in single skeins) and the Lumberjack 3-skein color set!  And, how’s this for fun?!  All of these little beauties will be available starting today, woohoo!!

Available Colors:

 

 

Please note:  Buffalo Plaid and the red speckle in the Lumberjack color set are different reds with Buffalo Plaid being a brighter/lighter shade. Buffalo Plaid pairs beautifully with the 3-skein Lumberjack color set! 

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Bases Available:

  • Beauregard
  • Beauregard Aran
  • Halo
  • Halo Worsted
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Solo
  • Traveler
  • Trusty Fingering

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us today, on the Plucky BlogThursday, October 18th starting at 10:00 AM EDT through the day, while supplies last.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 12th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages to leave the barn.
  • Buffalo Plaid is available as single skeins. Lumberjack is sold as a 3-color set

 

 

 

Warmest wishes,

 

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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Fellas Duet!

Duets Time – the Fella’s Edition!

Whether it’s for us gals who can’t get enough of all the neutral/Tomboy inspired colors, or if you are looking for the perfect color to knit for your Fella, or if you’re a Fella who knits (fantastic!!) …. these colors are for you!  We love the tonal semi-solids on their own, but we adore how they play so nicely with the broodier Small Batch colors (Stuart, Frasier, and Hamish…I’m looking at you!).  We’ve brought out some of the oldies but goodie Fellas, as well as other colorways that accent the Fellas beautifully and, don’t forget that there will be the brand new Mystery guys included as well!

Available Colors:

Bases Available:

  • Bello DK
  • Bulky
  • Cashmere
  • Oxford*
  • Primo Fingering
  • Scholar*
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Traveler*

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog Tuesday, October 16th at 8PM EDT and again on Wednesday, October 17th at NOON EDT.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 7th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages to leave the barn.
  • Please keep in mind that each order for the Fellas 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.
  • Please note: Stuart, Frasier, Hamish, and Glen will not be available on Oxford, Scholar or Traveler Sport
  • Any colors or bases you’d love to see in this update?  Do you want some brights to go with those Fellas perhaps? Please join us in the Wishlist Thread on Ravelry!  We are always happy to grant as many wishes as we can.

All About That Base! Ox & Scholar!

 

All About Oxford & Scholar!

Why do we love Oxford (fingering weight) and Scholar (worsted weight) so much?  How much time do you have?  From the way they take the dye to how light and lofty they are, these two beauties are perfect for everything from garments to accessories!  Scholar and Oxford (75% Merino.25% Cashmere) are woolen spun which results in a fluffier, rustic yarn that traps air so it’s lighter, warmer and blooms beautifully.  At the same time, both are perfect for stockinette, cabling and openwork due to being very evenly plied. It’s important to keep in mind that these two bases take the color in a darker, heathered way and will not appear as “clear” as the Primo’s or Solo.  The base color of the naked yarn provides a wonderful warmth and depth that gives your finished piece and lovely vintage feel.

 

Today, we did our first Live Instagram video talking about these two special bases.  If you were able to join us live, thank you so much!  We loved talking to you guys in real time and hope you enjoyed it, too! We shared a number of our favorite patterns to use with these yarns and have provided all the links below for your convenience.

Available Colors:

 

 

Bases Available:

  • Groovy Baby!
  • Oxford
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Scholar
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy
  • Spiffy Lace

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog Friday, October 12th at Noon EDT and again on Sunday, October 14th at 8:00 PM EDT.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of November 5th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages 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.

LIVE Alert!

 

Hayley & I (with help from Jill/Knitterella) will be live streaming on  Instagram, tomorrow at NOON Eastern, talking all about Scholar & Oxford 1.0! The original and the best (IMHO!). Please join us as we discuss the characteristics of these two fantastic Plucky bases.

Mannequin Monday Hazel

 

Hey, hey, hey! It’s Mannequin Monday!

And today’s pick is…Hazel!

Hidden details in this simple pullover make this a very special knit. A split cuff detail is achieved by simply not seaming together the cuff, and the finished look of the neckband is achieved by folding it to the inside making it doubled and so cozy!

Hazel is the second pattern in the #upyoursweater game series.

Shown above in color Twill on Scholar 1.0.

Shown here in color Happy Camper on Halo Worsted.

Lastly, shown here in color No. 2 Pencil on Scholar 1.0

 

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Spotlight on Grays & Yellows!

 

The Spotlight’s on Grays & Yellows!

It’s time to turn on that Plucky spotlight again! This is the last installment of the Spotlight Series, and what better way to close out this series than with Grays & Yellows! We all know there is nothing better than a good Grellow 😉

Available Colors:
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Bases Available:

  • Beauregard
  • Beauregard Aran
  • Bello
  • Bello DK
  • Bulky – $17 Sale Price
  • Cashmere
  • Halo Worsted
  • Primo DK
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Solo
  • Sophisticate
  • Spiffy Lace
  • Trusty
  • Trusty Fingering
  • Yakkity

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog starting Friday, October 5th at Noon EDT and going through Sunday, October 7th, while supplies last.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship the week of October 29th.  Please note, for administrative purposes your shipping label may be printed an unspecified amount of time prior to actually shipping.  Once an update begins to ship it may take up to 4 business days for all packages 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.

 

Warmest Regards,

New Postage Rates!

We are pleased to announce our new postage rates! Begining today we now offering FREE postage on all orders $150 or more domestically and, for our international friends free postage on all orders of $250 or more!

September #dailyplucky Winners!

 

Here are the #dailyplucky winners for September 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 September winner” in the subject line and we’ll send you your prize.

 

Need a reminder on how to play along? Visit THIS POST for details on this monthly contest.

September #pluckyselfie Winners!

 

Here are the #pluckyselfie winners for September! Thank you so much for playing along! We’ve selected the winners using the Random Number Generator. If your selfie is above, please contact us at customerservice@thepluckyknitter.com with “#pluckyselfie September 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!!

For details on how to play along in this monthly contest, please visit THIS POST.

Plucktober Kickoff Pop-Up! Thank You!!

The Plucktober Kickoff Pop-Up was SO. MUCH. FUN!! A fun filled day of yarn, food (that donut wall!), inspiring projects, and the camaraderie! What a way to officially kickoff Plucktober 2018! I’m beyond grateful for all that came and joined in the festivities of the day. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!

xo,

Sarah, Hayley & the Crew