FALL BACK a plucky knitter collection
CONTENTS Welcome 3 Patterns Hayride 5 Gone Glamping 11 Indian Summer 15 Harvest Time 19 Bonfire 23 Storm Door 29 Burning Leaves 33 Maple Leaf 37
Maritime 45 Pierce Stocking 49
Omena 57 Freeze Warning 61 Heritage Trail 65 Sis Boom Bah 69 Go Team Go 73
Yarns 75 Pattern Details & Purchasing
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Welcome to Fall Back, a Plucky Knitter Collection! It’s no secret that fall is my favorite time of the year. I love September and October with their beautiful crisp, sunny days that ease into cool, cozy nights. Fall is a nostalgic time for Hayley and me because our parents and grandparents made it such a magical season for us. They instilled a love of hayrides, baking, anything pumpkin flavored, all things plaid, and raking leaves (even if we bumped our heads on rocks as we tripped over each other falling into the piles of leaves - but we lived to tell the tale). To this day, Hayley and I continue these fall traditions. The fall months also are made for bonfires and first fires in the fireplace. It’s time to get out those plaid shirts (and vests and coats) and my favorite boots and topping it all off with my favorite hand knits.
Fall also reignites all my knitting juices. That’s why Fall Back is such a special collection for me. It’s filled with sweaters, cowls, hats, wraps, mitts, and leg warmers to wear with those boots! It’s everything you and I will need to stay warm and stylish, not only in September and October, but beyond. It also goes without saying that this time of year is particularly inspiring for me and the Plucky Crew. We are so pleased to introduce new colorways and bases that we hope you’ll love. As with previous collections, this one is another great design collaboration between Amy Miller, Jill Zielinski, Hayley and me. We loved coming up with the various patterns, color pairings and bases that resulted in Fall Back. We hope you enjoy knitting this collection as much as we did creating it! Warmly,
by Amy Miller
Hayride is the perfect three season pullover, whether you choose to wear it alone or style it over your favorite plaid shirt. The large bands of changing stitch patterns create lots of interest and loads of texture. Knit in the round, from the bottom up, the only seaming needed will be at the shoulders! Pattern and purchasing details on page 77.
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No matter what your day holds, whether itâ€™s running errands, raking leaves, dog walking or glamping with friends and family, you are going to want to wear Gone Glamping to top it all off! Knit in your favorite Plucky worsted weight, this hat is terrific fun to knit with its lace body and cable section. This is a great introduction to cabling, with row-by-row written instructions, as well as charts. Change the base, change the color, you will want to knit this one again and again! Pattern and purchasing details on page 77.
by Amy Miller
Indian Summer puts a bit of a girly spin on your favorite slouchy sweatshirt! Shown in Plucky Cashmere and worked from the bottom up, itâ€™s a good bet that you will want to live in this sweater all weekend long. The deep lace hem and the full 5â€? / 12 cm of positive ease are the perfect mash up of comfort and sophistication. Indian Summer would be fantastic in Traveler Sport or any of the Plucky fingering weights. Pattern and purchasing details on page 77.
by Amy Miller
Here is a scarf with a hundred options! With just a couple of wraps, you can add a dash of swagger to any outfit. Or, will you style it unwrapped and under the collar of a blazer or coat? If gift knitting is on your agenda, the Harvest Time scarf is perfect for men too. Shown in Plucky Bello worsted, you might choose to knit Harvest Time in an aran weight, or to mix those bases, keeping in mind that changes will affect the finished size and yardages. Pattern and purchasing details on page 78.
by Amy Miller
With fall comes a crispness in the air that can turn blustery at the drop of a leaf. Bonfire is a sweater that is perfect for lazy weekends spent in or outside by the fire. A slightly oversized cardigan with pockets and a longer back, it can easily pull double duty as a jacket. Knit with Plucky Oxford and Sophisticate held double, itâ€™s ever so cozy with a gorgeous marled texture. The possibilities for mixing your favorite Plucky fingering and lace weights are endless. Pattern and purchasing details on page 78.
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Simple elegance from tip to tip, Storm Door is a must knit. This pattern is fully charted, and also gives you row-by-row instructions. The cable edges are worked at the same time as the body, so there are no border stitches to pick up! Shown in Plucky Cashmere, Storm Door would be delicious in any of the Plucky sport weights or even Snug Fingering. Pattern and purchasing details on page 78.
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As the temperatures begin to tumble, we all need a full collection of fingerless mitts. A pair of Burning Leaves, knit in your favorite Plucky sport weight, are quick and easy. The slipped stitch detail on the arms is the perfect place for that little leftover bit of yarn you have been saving...just because the color makes you smile! Be bold or be subtle, here is a great opportunity to play with lights and darks, shadows and color schemes. Pattern and purchasing details on page 79.
by Amy Miller
This gorgeous elongated triangle shawl begins in the center and continues to build outward. The easy-to-memorize body repeats fall gently toward the final textured section, bringing to mind a carpet of crackling fall leaves. It would be easy to adjust the size of your shawl by either adding or omitting one of the body repeat sections, or knit in an Aran weight for an extra large shawl. Shown in Plucky Cachet, the Maple Leaf shawl is perfect for any of the Plucky worsted bases or for holding two strands of fingering together. As we say at Plucky, mix those bases! Pattern and purchasing details on page 79.
by Amy Miller
Hat season is here! Bushel Basket is the hat that begs to be knit in several colors. Itâ€™s the perfect accessory for every coat, every sweater and every head. Knit in Snug Worsted, or your favorite worsted base, the easy-to-memorize twist pattern (no cables!) makes Bushel Basket the perfect project to have in your purse or backpack, ready to knit a few rows wherever you are! Pattern and purchasing details on page 79.
by Amy Miller
Nothing says sweater weather has arrived quite like a cabled pullover. Everybody needs something thatâ€™s just right for football games, trips to the cider mill and tossing on with a pair of jeans. Maritime is worked flat, allowing the cables to flow into the raglan shoulders. Shown in Plucky Scholar, the cables positively pop! Pattern and purchasing details on page 80.
by Jill Zielinski
There is no better way to show off a pair of boots than to top them with eye-popping leg warmers. The possibilities are endless. Here is a great project for all those little bits of leftover Plucky fingering weights that you KNEW you had a very good reason for saving. Mix the bases, choose subtle color pairings to match your boots…or get absolutely crazy with color combos that you might never have dared in a sweater! Pattern and purchasing details on page 80.
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Oh, the unlimited color options! This eye-catching asymetrical triangle is worked side-to-side in your favorite Plucky fingering bases. Each section brings in a new color and a new stitch pattern. Will you choose a quiet monochromatic palette, a subtle gradient or will you pull out all the stops and go for a riot of color? Whatever you choose, have fun and donâ€™t forget to MIX THOSE BASES! Pattern and purchasing details on page 80.
by Jill Zielinski
Everything about Omena is fun, from cast on to total wearability. Knit in Plucky Scholar, with options for a 1-color or a 3-color gradient, the seamless construction is totally unique. The armholes are self-finishing, so all thatâ€™s left is to weave in a few ends, and you are ready for a chill in the air. Pattern and purchasing details on page 81.
by Amy Miller
Freeze Warning is all about texture. This cabled cowl is as much fun to knit as it will be to wear. Shown in Plucky Snug Worsted (and imagine the decadence in Cachet!), you may choose to wear your cowl long and luscious, or to wrap it and snuggle way down deep inside. Because Freeze Warning is knit end to end, you have the option of adjusting the finished circumference, based on the number of times you work the repeats. When you’re happy with the size, all that’s left to do is whipstitch the ends and you’ll be ready to walk out the door! Pattern and purchasing details on page 81.
by Amy Miller
If youâ€™re looking for a hat that takes you in an entirely new direction, off the expected construction trail, you are going to love the way Heritage Trail is knit. This unique pattern starts by working textured stitches and simple cables that are shaped to give an easy slouch that naturally falls toward the back of your head. To finish, the crown is simply gathered and cinched, giving you a jaunty top knot to let the world know that you donâ€™t always follow the rules! Pattern and purchasing details on page 81.
SIS BOOM BAH
by Jill Zielinski
Wrap yourself in team spirit! Knit in your favorite Plucky fingering weight and your teamâ€™s colors, this pattern includes charted instructions for knitting PLUCKY KNITTER, but also shows you how to use the fully charted alphabet to customize your cowl, infinity wrap or scarf to wherever your team spirit lies! Pattern and purchasing details on page 82.
GO TEAM GO
by Jill Zielinski
Let your hat say it all! Knit in your favorite Plucky fingering weight and your teamâ€™s colors, you can show your team spirit and be cozy and cute while doing it. The pattern includes charted instructions for knitting PLUCKY on your hat, as well as a fully charted alphabet so you can personalize your hat to reflect your favorite team. For those feeling especially sporty, thereâ€™s even an ear band option! Pattern and purchasing details on page 82.
THE YARNS What a joy it has been to pair each of these patterns with the different Plucky bases and colors shown in this book. We have tried to give you a view toward some of the options you have before you. The look of a finished piece can be dramatically different, depending on which base you select within the recommended weight yarn. As an example, a garment knit in Scholar will have a different look than one knit in another worsted weight, such as Bello Worsted. And, you may even choose to add another dimension by combining two yarns, in two different bases and/or colors, to create you own unique fabric. When that happens, YOU become the designer! Our fibers originate from multiple places â€“ both domestically and internationally. Plucky yarns are custom milled to meet MY standards of excellence, responsibility and ethical practices. Each skein is hand dyed, in our studio, using techniques we have developed and refined. When you purchase Plucky yarns, you do so knowing that these bases are not available anywhere else in the world. You can feel confident in the knowledge that I have personally developed and tested each base. I am proud of each and every skein of Plucky yarn we produce.
HAYRIDE | by Amy Miller
GONE GLAMPING | by Plucky Knitter
YARN • Plucky Knitter Crew in Blazing Saddles, 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 6, 6) skeins.
YARN • Plucky Knitter Snug Worsted in Fat Fish Blue, 1 skein
GAUGE • 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Moss Stitch, Chevron Pattern and Diagonal Pattern
GAUGE • 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Twist Pattern
SIZE • 32 (34¼, 36½, 38¾, 41¼) (43½, 45¾, 48, 50¼)” / 81.5 (87, 92.5, 98.5, 105) (110.5, 116, 122, 127.5) cm bust circ.
SIZE • 18.75” / 48 cm circ x 11” / 28 cm tall Also shown on page 14 in Happy Camper on Scholar 2.0 (left) and Miss Manners on Scholar 2.0 (right).
Pullover shown measures 36½” / 93 cm, modeled with 4” / 10 cm ease. Also shown on page 6 in Twill on Crew.
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INDIAN SUMMER | by Amy Miller YARN • Plucky Knitter Cashmere in Feather Duster MC 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Joe Banks CC1 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins, Social Graces CC2 1 skein. GAUGE • 25 sts and 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch One rep of Lace panel over 5” / 12.5 cm wide by 2½” / 6.5 cm tall SIZE • 34 (37, 40, 43, 46) (49, 52¼, 55, 58)” / 86 (94.5, 101.5, 109, 117) (124.5, 132.5, 140, 147) cm bust circumference Shown in size 37”/ 101.5 cm, modeled on pg 17 with 4-5” / 10-12.5 cm ease.
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HARVEST TIME | by Amy Miller
BONFIRE | by Amy Miller
YARN • Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted in Twill (right), 4 (6) skeins.
YARN • Plucky Knitter Oxford in Strut Your Stuff 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins, Plucky Knitter Sophisticate in Strut Your Stuff 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins— one strand of each yarn is held together.
GAUGE • 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in k2, p2 Rib • 26 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern SIZE • 14” / 35.5 cm wide x 60 (80)” / 152.5 (203) cm long, after light blocking
GAUGE • 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch SIZE • 40 (43.5, 48, 51.5, 56, 59.5)” / 101.5 (110.5, 122, 131, 142, 151.5) cm bust circ
Additional sample shown in Tin Type on Cachet. Cardigan shown measures 43.5” / 110.5, cm, modeled with 10” / 25 cm ease on Amy (pg 24), 7” / 18 cm ease on Hayley (pg 23).
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STORM DOOR | by Plucky Knitter YARN • Plucky Cashmere in Choo Choo, 3 skeins GAUGE • 20 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace pattern after blocking SIZE • Approx. 27” / 68.5 cm deep at center spine x 82” / 208 cm length
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BURNING LEAVES | by Plucky Knitter
MAPLE LEAF | by Amy Miller
YARN • Sport Weight Version: Plucky Cashmere: Lake Plaid (MC) and Up Stream (CC), 1 skein each (Shown 3rd from top) • Worsted Weight Version: Plucky Knitter Scholar: Twill (MC) 1 skein Plucky Knitter Cachet: Lawn Ornament (CC) 1 skein (Shown 2nd from top)
YARN • Plucky Knitter Cachet in Green Goddess, 3 skeins
SIZE GAUGE • Length 10 (11)” / (25.5) 28 cm Sport Weight Version: • 25 sts x 41 rnds = 4’ / 10 cm in Weave Pattern Circ at wrist (unstretched) 7 (8)” / 18 (20.5) cm • 25 sts x 34 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st Worsted Weight Version: • 22 sts x 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Weave Pattern • 22 sts x 30 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st
SIZE • 69¼” wide / 176 cm and 21¾” / 55.5 cm deep
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GAUGE • 16 sts and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace Pattern
Also shown on page 39 in botton photo in If It’s Not Baroque on Snug Worsted modeled by Hayley (left) and Petticoat on Cachet modeled on Amy (right).
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BUSHEL BASKET | by Amy Miller YARN • Plucky Knitter Snug Worsted in Fat Fish Blue, 1 skein GAUGE • 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Twist Pattern on larger needle SIZE • 16 (17½, 19¼)” / 40.5 (44.5, 49) cm head circumference x 10½ (10¾, 11)” / 26.5 (27.5, 28) cm tall. Hat shown measures 17½ “ / 44.5 cm x 10¾” / 27.5 cm. Also shown on pg 43 in High Cotton on Scholar modeled by Hayley (left) and in Flying Atlas on Cachet modeled by Sarah (right). Note: You can find the Alpaca Fur Pom Poms at thetoftalpacashop.co.uk
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MARITIME | by Amy Miller
PIERCE STOCKING | by Jill Zielinski
YARN • Plucky Knitter Scholar in Twill 6 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
YARN • 4-Color Version—(Shown on pgv51): Plucky Oxford in Cressy Road (C1), Wintry Mix (C2), Highlighter (C3) and Sticky Toffee (C4), 1 skein each color. • 2-Color Version: Plucky Ox 2.0 in Oatmeal (C1), 1 skein and Plucky Oxford in Magnet & Steel (C2), 1 skein.
GAUGE • 26 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern on larger needles SIZE • 32¼ (38¼, 44, 49¾, 55¾)” / 82 (97, 112, 126.5, 141.5) bust circumferenc
GAUGE • 24 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on larger needle
Pullover shown measures 38¼”/ 97 cm, modeled with 6” / 15 cm ease. SIZE • Approx 12” / 30.5 cm circ x 20” / 51 cm tall
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PEAK COLOR | by Plucky Knitter YARN • 5-Color Version: Plucky Snug Fingering in Guilded Age (C1), Blue Bayou (C2) and Miss Manners (C4), 1 skein each and Plucky Cashmere Flannel (C3), 1 skein and Pup Tent (C5), 2 skeins • 2-color Version: Plucky Traveler Sport in Flannel (MC), 3 skeins and Plucky Bello in Happy Camper (CC), 1 skein. GAUGE • 21 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st • 21 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Patchwork pattern SIZE • Approx. 25 (29)” / 65 (73) cm deep at center spine x 95 (105)” / 241 (266) cm length 2-Color verion shown on pg 53.
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OMENA | by Jill Zielinski
FREEZE WARNING | by Amy Miller
YARN • 3-Color Version (Shown in size Sm/Med): Plucky Scholar in Wintry Mix (C1) 1 (2) skeins, Flannel (C2) 1 (2) skeins and Top Hat (C3) 2 skeins. • 1-Color Version (Shown in size Med/Large on pg 57): Plucky Scholar in Attache 3 (4) skeins.
YARN • Plucky Knitter Cachet in Papier, 4 (4) skeins. OR • Plucky Knitter Snug Worsted in Soda Fountain, 3 (4) skeins.
GAUGE • 16 sts x 20 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st
GAUGE • 24 sts and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern SIZE: • 51¼ (56¼)” /130 (143) cm circ x 14¾” / 37.5 cm wide
SIZE • Sm/Med and Med/Large
Shown in larger version on pg 61 and in shorter version on pg 64.
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HERITAGE TRAIL | by Amy Miller YARN • Plucky Knitter Cachet in Overcoat, 2 skeins. GAUGE • 19 sts and 28 rows over 4” / 10 cm in Seed Stitch SIZE • 18” / 45.5 cm head circ x 10.5” / 27 cm tall
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SIS BOOM BAH | by Jill Zielinski
GO TEAM GO | by Jill Zielinski
YARN For Cowl Version, (Shown in Greenbay Packers on pg 72) • Plucky Oxford in Bar Cheese (C1), Vert (C2) and Oatmeal (C3), 1 skein each
YARN • For Hats: Plucky Snug Fingering in Choo Choo (C1), Princess Phone (C2) and Fondant (C3), 1 skein each • For Earband: Plucky Knitter Oxford in Hotsy Totsy (C1), Overcoat (C2) and Yellow Submarine (C3), 1 skein each
For Infinity Version, (Shown in Seattle Seahawks on pg 72) • Plucky Oxford in Sounds Like a Carnival (C2), 2 skeins, and Pollen (C1) and Wintry Mix (C3), 1 skein each For Scarf Version, (Shown in Plucky Knitter) • Plucky Oxford in Overcoat (C2), 2 skeins, and Hotsey Totsy (C1) and Yellow Submarine (C3), 1 skein each
GAUGE • 24 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork SIZE • For Hats: Approx 18” / 46.5 cm circ x 11.5” / 29 cm tall • For Earband: Approx 18” / 46.5 cm circ x 4” / 10 cm tall
GAUGE • 24 sts x 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork SIZE • Cowl: Approx 28” / 72.5 cm circ x 9.5” / 23 cm wide • Infinity: Approx 57” / 145 cm circ x 9.5” / 23 cm wide • Scarf: Approx 9.5” / 23 cm wide x 64” / 162.5 cm long
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Also shown on pg 73 with “GO PACK” in Bar Cheese (C1), Vert (C2) and Oatmeal (C3) on Oxford and “GO HAWKS” in Pollen (C1), Sounds Like A Carnival (C2) and Wintry Mix (C3) on Oxford.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS How can I begin thanking all those who contributed to Fall Back without first acknowledging my parents and grandparents who made fall an incredibly magical time for Hayley and me? They have been such a source of fond memories and inspiration. It’s no wonder fall is my favorite season! And who better to collaborate with on this fall collection than Amy Miller and Jill Zielinski. Their classic, yet modern aesthetic compliments mine and Hayley’s to a tee, and the result is a collection we’re all so very proud to present to you. Many, many thanks also go to our amazing Sample Knitters (listed below), whose incredible talent brought our designs to life. We are so grateful for your outstanding work! And a million thanks go to the fantastic Plucky Crew. You know who you are, and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to contribute to making this collection a reality, and also for all you do every day! Heartfelt gratitude goes to all of our Plucky Knitter friends, our never-ending sources of inspiration. We appreciate your beautiful creations and are so pleased to be right there along side you on your creative journeys. I know you join me in thanking the individuals listed below for their invaluable work and commitment that made Fall Back possible:
Margot Allen Lisa Bressman Jody Campbell Shelley Ellerkamp Christina Hansen Christine Hausmann
Betsy Ioannou Jessica Logan Tracey McCarthy Amy Miller Ilse Moore Sarah Morris
Hayley Scharping Ien Sie Julie Van Cott Kelli Wyll Jill Zielinski The Plucky Crew
Photography by: Sarah Dimond ÂŠ2015 Plucky Knitter, Inc. www.thepluckyknitter.com