Mannequin Monday – Cinque Terre

GOOD MORNING!! It’s Mannequin Monday!!

Today we’re featuring our latest shawl design…Cinque Terre!

I know we are repeating ourselves with this Mannequin Monday but the Cinque Terre KAL starts today!

Cinque Terre is a beautiful seaside village in Italy known for many things including their colorful striped umbrellas. This shawl draws inspiration from these fun, beautiful and iconic umbrellas and could be knit in any of your favorite Plucky colors!

Shown knit in Bello DK and in colors Dive Bar and King Salmon.

You certainly don’t have to stick to 2 colors for this shawl design. The version above is knit in Yakkity for the MC in color Old Mill and the contrasting colors are knit in Beauregard in colors Happily, Fat Fish Blue, Happy Camper, Campari, and Office Supply.


Won’t you join us in the fun?? The KAL will start on April 1st and end May 15th.  There will be a random drawing for a grand prize winner and a runner up winner.  To enter, tag your Ravelry projects and IG feeds #cinqueterreKAL and #cinqueterreshawl




More details on the pattern page.

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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…



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 with “Plucktober Prize #1 Winner” in the subject line and we can get you your prize ASAP!




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 with “Plucktober Prize #2 Winner” in the subject line and we can get you your prize ASAP!




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 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!





The Dog Walker KAL – WINNERS


How wonderful to see all of your fabulous Dog Walker sweaters! We certainly loved to see all the excitement from this KAL and can’t wait for the next one (stay tuned!). Without further ado, we are announcing the winners of the Dog Walker KAL.  The two grand prize winners are Librasong  and Congratulations!!! You each have won a 6 skein quantity of Yakkity DK or Beauregard Aran dyed in the color of your choice, or Yakpaca.









The winner for Best In Show goes to EllenSellsNJ (on Ravelry). Congrats Ellen! We have something special coming to you too!


If your name was listed as one of the winners, please contact


Sky’s The Limit 2.0 MKAL!

Sky’s The Limit 2.0 MKAL!

We had so much fun with our first MKAL, Sky’s The Limit, that we decided we had to do it again! Presenting Sky’s The Limit 2.0, another color-loving shawl for our second MKAL. The options are truly endless with this shawl—a little bit of lace, a little bit of garter stripes, and a little bit of texture. In this pattern there is a multicolor version using 5 colors, along with a solid 1-color option, but have fun and use as many colors as you’d like…the sky’s the limit!

The Sky’s The Limit 2.0 MKAL will run from August 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018. Be sure to share your prep, progress and finished shawls in our Ravelry group under the thread “The Sky’s The Limit 2.0 MKAL” and on social media (don’t forget to use the official hashtag #pluckyskysthelimit2mkal)!

Those that post photos of completed shawls by August 31st will be eligible for yarn-prizes.

Mannequin Monday – The Dog Walker!


Hey, hey, hey! It’s Mannequin Monday!

And today’s pick is….


The Dog Walker, from Plucky Knitter.

This pattern is the first sweater in the #upyoursweatergame series! 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 with this little beauty and hope that you join us for The Dog Walker KAL! Don’t forget to follow along in Ravelry and on Instagram – we’ll be posting progress pics, tips, and cheering each other on!

Check out the pattern page for more details.

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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.

Sky’s The Limit MKAL!


Sky’s the Limit!

The sky is the limit when it comes to options for knitting this biased rectangular wrap! This stylish, cozy (and oh so wearble) piece can be knit with one color, multi-color, or mixed bases. The choice is all yours!

Hayley and I have both cast-on this brand-new pattern, and we’d sure love to have you join us in a Mystery KAL as we work on this beauty to wear at Stitches West!

Did we mention that this Mystery KAL is like none other? There is one, and only one clue so everyone is free to work at their own pace. How fun is that?! So, whether you choose to stash dive, or let us put a Mystery Kit together for you (in Reserve now!), we hope you will join us and cast-on and join the fun!


Link to pattern found, HERE.

Link to Mystery Kits in the Reserve, HERE.







  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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Happy Glamping At Home/Plucktovember!



Happy Glamping At Home/Plucktovember! We know you have been waiting for the virtual party celebrating all things Plucky and we are so thankful you’ve come by to join us. We are excited to spend some time knitting and conversing with you as we make our way through Field Trip and really digging our heels into fall (are we really in the last quarter of 2016?!).

While the structure of Glamping At Home/Plucktovember has a bit of a different look and feel this year, we are nonetheless ready to have a great time with all of you! This year will have a simpler approach in years past, the dates are a little different, but thank you for understanding that pulling off events back-to-back (even online!) require time and energy. And, we’re human. We need time to recharge our batteries, too!

So, without further ado, and if you haven’t hopped in the Kickoff KAL already, we hope you’ll join us! We loved Glamping and are ready to continue the festivities we started off at Islandwood with you all at home and to see us through Plucktovember!


• Kickoff KAL – PersephonePersephone ThrowOnward & Upward (if you participated in this KAL, you automatically qualify for the two other KAL’s featuring these patterns)

• For the Home – Hidden Falls Blanket, Oh Deer, OxbowPersephone Throw

• Sweaters – Weekender, Two TrackRendezvous PeakDay TripExpedition

• Accessories – Field Guide Hat & MittsLoose LeafOnward & Upward, Scout, AlpenglowField GuideHidden FallsPersephone

• Wild Card – Anything & everything goes, just so long as it’s done in Plucky!

General chatter regarding GAH/Plucktovember will go one in the Official Glamping At Home with Plucky 2016 thread

• Anyone may participate in any KAL.
• You may participate in more than one KAL.
• To be eligible for final prizes, you must post a completed project page here on Ravelry and use the official hashtag, “glampingathome2016” on your project page.

Prizes throughout the Glamping At Home/Plucktovember Event:
• Post progress photos of your knit in the respective thread for one winner per KAL, chosen at random, on Monday’s during the event: Monday, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
• Prizes will be determined by Plucky HQ and will be surprises, but we promise they will be fun! Think Plucky Shooters, mugs, Field Trip pattern kits and much more!
• We love to see your WIP’s! Let us know how you make a pattern unique to you, how it’s fitting, and get encouragement from your fellow KAL participants!

Wrap-Up Prizes:
• November 15th is the wrap-up date with final prizes to be drawn from completed projects noted in Ravelry.
• One final prize, drawn at Random, for each of the (5) KAL’s – a SQ (max 8 sks) yarn & Plucky t-shirt/sweatshirt
• There will be a “Glamping At Home/Plucktovember Grand Prize – No Chat” thread. This thread is where individuals who complete three or more projects in three or more KAL’s will be able to enter for a Grand Prize. To enter, create one post in this thread showing your three or more completed projects and list corresponding KALs. Two Grand Prize winners will be selected and they will win a SQ (max 8 sks) a Plucky t-shirt/sweatshirt AND an official Glamper swag bag with all the goodies!

Additional Notes:

Glamping At Home With Plucky 2016


Happy Plucktober First! The Plucky marketplace at Islandwood was hopping yesterday and we can’t wait to meet even more of you today! We are having an incredible time with all of you official Glampers, our Day-Glamper friends (can’t wait to meet more of you today!), and those keeping up with us from home. Plucktober is definitely on our minds and although we are away from the barn with most of our hands on deck here in WA, we are officially going to start the festivities with the first Kickoff KAL to Glamping At Home 2016!

We invite you to join us by casting on a Persephone, Persephone Throw, or the Onward & Upward hats. Have you already started a Persephone or knit the Onward & Upward hats? No worries! You are included and eligible for the KAL, too.


Glamping At Home With Plucky will run from now, October 1st through November 15th. Be sure to take a look through Field Trip and start planning your projects because we’re going to be busy! Share your plans, get inspiration and encourage your fellow Plucksters in the Official Glamping At Home thread in our Ravelry group. Click HERE to find out the details of our first KAL. There will be more news to come later next week as we wrap up the in-person Glamping event and make our way back to the Plucky barn. We promise there will be great prizes in store, including official Glamping with Plucky swag bags and Shooters! To qualify for prizes, you must post a finished project page on Ravelry and use the official hashtag “glampingathome2016”.

We are having so much fun here on the island and we are thrilled that we get to extend the fun into November with you all at home!

Wish you were here!