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,

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!
s

Can We Talk A Little About Small Batch?!

Meet our newest Small Batch…

 

 

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!
s

Plucky Fellas Club

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It’s time for the next installment of the Plucky Fellas Club!

All the Plucky Fellas colors are fella/guy/tomboy inspired, perfect for socks, sweaters or accessories we neutral loving guys and gals just love to wear.

~What will you find? Loads of neutrals with a kick, all on your choice of base(s) available below. And, we always spice it up a bit with a few special colors that will help the Fellas sing!

~This time, however – since we usually say “you’re not invited” to what some might consider more girly colors – we are going to add a few of our favorite lights and brights, as well as three colorways of our new Small Batch collection to accent the Fellas existing colorways, AND the new Fellas mystery colorway!

~If a Small Batch color is on your ‘must’ list, you will be able to order it as a single skein in your chosen amount. We have built a collage for each so that you can see the colors that we think pair beautifully with each. All the colorways shown will be sold as individual skeins.

All colorways available in this update are shown in the collages below:

 

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All the Fellas colors in one place!

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

Small Batch offered on these bases only:
Cachet
Cashmere
Feet
Primo Aran

Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Single

Please join us this Sunday, May 15th on the Plucky Blog at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and again on Monday morning, May 16th at 9:00 a.m. EDT.  Whether it’s for your inner tomboy, your favorite guy, or you’d like a touch of whimsy, we have something for everybody!

This is a pre-order update and will begin shipping approximately June 17th.

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 (link below) so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

Small Batch Plucky!

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Small Batch Plucky

Created to enhance your Plucky palette.

Surprise!

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Hayley and I are having a blast! What could be more fun than mixing it up a bit and a somewhat quirky spin on something you don’t often see us dyeing? Even though variegated yarns are not on regular rotation (though old school Plucky featured them extensively), every now and then you just have to let loose and have some fun.

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Hayley and I have let our imaginations go nutty, taking some of our favorite colors and using them as a foundation upon which we layered (and layered some more!) multiple Plucky colors, creating deep, rich skeins of variegation. Each additional color was carefully chosen from our recipe book because they pair so nicely with its foundation color. The unexpected, fanciful, broody, crazy result is our Small Batch Plucky.

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Each skein has the strength to stand alone or would pair perfectly with any semi-solid/tonal/subtly variegated colorways. Basically, Small Batch is the chocolate & very colorful sprinkles on the Plucky Palette!

 

SmallBatch-No007I hope you are as excited as we are. These skeins will not be named, but they will carry a number so that you can identify them for stashing, knitting/crocheting cataloguing. And, because of the extreme complexity of every skein within this group, we do want you to be aware that there will be a bit more individuality to every skein.

The first release will be in the fingering weight mystery kits that sold earlier this week in the RTS update (shipping Monday). From there…. we will keep you posted.

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So, what do you think? Are you already planning what to knit with Small Batch Plucky? We sure are!

xo
s&h

P.S. For now, we are thinking Small Batch will be available on the following bases: Primo(s), Feet, Cashmere(s) and Single.