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SPRING FORWARD Spring 2015 Collection


Screen Door

Boardwalk

Fiddlehead

Riptide

Porch Swing

Spring Fever

Beehive

Lake Effect

Fresh Air

Tide Chart

Picnic Time

Jumping Jacks


Letter from Sarah

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Patterns Screen Door 5 Boardwalk 9 Picnic Time 13 Riptide 17 Porch Swing 21

Beach Walk

Beehive 25 Lake Effect 29 Fiddlehead 33 Tide Chart 37

Spring Fever

Fresh Air

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Jumping Jacks 49

Beach Walk

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Stripe Parade 57

Stripe Parade

Fly Swatter

Fly Swatter

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Hazy Morn

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Garden Party

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Beehive Ox 73

Yarns 77

Hazy Morn

Beehive Ox

Garden Party

Pattern Purchasing

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Acknowledgements

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SPRING—OH, WE HAVE MISSED YOU! To show you how happy we are that spring has finally arrived, we’ve done something special to mark its arrival. And, dear friends, that “something special” is Spring Forward, our second Plucky Collection! It’s filled with colorful and approachable knitwear (and a touch of crochet!) that will carry you through springtime… and forward into summer. After all, every season is the right season for knitwear and our Spring Forward is filled to the brim with lighter, airier and breezier designs. Inside the pages of Spring Forward, you’ll find light beachy sweaters that will be perfect to throw on for a bonfire, sure to chase away any chills that follow a day at the lake. You’ll find fun hats that don’t require any reason to knit or wear other than they are fun to knit and look terrific! We have also included a lovely assortment of lighter wraps that pair perfectly with jeans and a tee, but can easily be dressed up. And, of course we all need a light wrap for those times someone has turned the air conditioning up full blast in a restaurant, a movie theater or the office! Similar to our first Plucky Collection, All Bundled Up, I had the joy and privilege of collaborating with Amy Miller and Jill Zielinski to create this newest collection. Of course, Hayley also played an invaluable role collaborating with me, as she always does, on our new colorways. Without these wonderful gals, this collection simply would not exist. Yes, new colorways! What would spring and summer be without fresh, dreamy colors reflecting the sunny disposition of the warmer seasons? Hayley and I thought non-stop about blue skies, old boats, green grass, road trips, summer bbq’s and fun at the lake in developing our latest colorways. It got us through that last stretch of winter here in Michigan, and we’re so happy to now welcome spring, and soon, summer. We hope you enjoy this new collection, and our new colorways, as much as we did creating them. We kept you in mind every step of the way, and we so appreciate you sharing our continuing journey and hope you have as much fun knitting from Spring Forward as we did!

Warmest regards,

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SCREEN DOOR | by Plucky Knitter

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SCREEN DOOR | by Plucky Knitter As you head out the door, you’ll want to reach for a light and airy lace shawl for those “just in case” moments when you feel a little chill. Screen Door is just the ticket. Knit side to side in an easy to memorize lace pattern, this fingering weight shawl may be exactly what you need. But don’t stop there! Screen Door is the perfect pattern to substitute multiple bases. Cashmere? Yes please! Crew? You bet! Take the lace and blow it up to worsted or bulky – absolutely! YARN • Plucky Snug Fingering (70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% alpaca; 385 yd / 352 m): 2 skeins. [Approx 375 yds / 350 m]. Shown in Miss Manners modeled by Sarah and in Chamomile modeled by Hayley.

GAUGE • 14 sts and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace pattern blocked FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 68½” / 174 cm wide x 22” / 56 cm deep without lace border

MATERIALS • US 6 / 4.0 mm needles or or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch marker • Tapestry needle

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BOARDWALK | by Amy Miller

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BOARDWALK | by Amy Miller Elegant and wearable, this long seamless cardigan is worked top down in your favorite Plucky fingering weight yarn. Shown in Oxford, the addition of patch pockets at your fingertips and a hint of waist shaping guarantee that this sweater will become a wardrobe staple.

YARN • Plucky Oxford (75% merino, 25% cashmere; 430 yds / 393 m per 115 g): Atticus, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) (6, 7, 7, 7) skeins. [Approx 1800 (1950, 2100, 2250, 2400) (2550, 2700, 2850, 3000) yds / 1650 (1775, 1925, 2050, 2200) (2325, 2475, 2600, 2750) m] MATERIALS • Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32” / 80 cm cir and dpns, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • US 2 (2.75 mm) 32” / 80 cm cir and dpns • Stitch marker • Stitch holders/Waste yarn • Tapestry needle • Eleven 5/8” / 16 mm buttons

GAUGE • 22 sts and 36 rows = 4” /10 cm in Stockinette stitch FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 35 (37¾, 40¾, 43¾, 46½) (49½, 52½, 55¼, 58¼)” / 88.5 (96, 103.5, 111, 118.5) (125.5, 133, 140.5, 148) cm chest circ; cardigan shown measures 37¾” / 96 cm, intended to be worn with 4” / 10 cm ease.

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PICNIC TIME | by Amy Miller 13


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PICNIC TIME | by Amy Miller Nothing could be more cozy and inviting than a big square blanket shawl! Whether you have a friend to huddle with or a picnic to share, this shawl is perfect. The four squares are worked modularly in your favorite Plucky fingering weight and then finished off with a lace edge.

YARN • Plucky Primo Fingering (75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 385 yds / 352 m per 100 g): Good Ole Days (C1), 2 skeins, CC Bloom (C2), 3 skeins, Bohemian Blue (C3), 2 skeins, High Cotton (C4), 1 skein. [Approx 640 yds / 575 m C1, 1050 yds / 950 m C2, 640 yds / 575 m C3, 235 yds / 225 m C4] GAUGE • 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” /10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

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MATERIALS • Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 40” / 100 cm circular for the border, plus one dpn, and a 24” / 60 cm circular for the body, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Tapestry needle • Waste yarn FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 54 x 54” / 137 x 137 cm

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RIPTIDE | by Jill Zielinski 18


RIPTIDE | by Jill Zielinski Riptide is an infinity scarf that uses the age-old symbols of movement and power to tell a story. Knit with Plucky Sophisticate held double, this scarf is a great statement piece. Riptide is fresh and bold and perfect for the knitter who has been looking for an introduction to color work.

YARN • Plucky Sophisticate (50% merino, 30% mohair, 20% silk; 510 yd / 466 m): Milk Maid (MC), 2 skeins, Fiona (C1) and Tomboy (C2), 1 skein each and Fancy Free (C3), 2 skeins. [Approx 900 yd / 825 m MC, 225 yd / 200 m C1, 475 yd / 425 m C2, 575 yd / 525 m C3] MATERIALS • US 8 / 5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular • Stitch marker • Tape measure • Tapestry needle • Waste yarn

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GAUGE • 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm with yarn held double in chart pattern in the round, blocked FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 60” / 152 cm circumference x 9.5” / 24 cm tall


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PORCH SWING | by Amy Miller

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PORCH SWING | by Amy Miller Here is a lovely summer wrap that works back and forth, back and forth, just as soothing as a porch swing. It can be worked in your choice of a relaxed garter stitch body or a slightly more structured stockinette stitch. Worked from the bottom up, the easy to memorize lace repeat is followed by simple, relaxing short rows!

YARN • Plucky Sophisticate (50% merino, 30% mohair, 20% silk; 510 yds / 465 m per 105 g): Wanderlust, 3 skeins. [Approx 1325 yds / 1200 m]. Also shown in CC Bloom modeled by Amy. MATERIALS • Size US 8 (5 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular (to accommodate the large number of stitches), or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Tapestry needle

GAUGE • 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” / 10 cm with yarn held double in Stockinette stitch FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 65¼” / 165.5 cm wide x 25½” / 64.5 cm deep

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BEEHIVE | by Jill Zielinski Here is an infinity scarf, worked in two colors that take turns being front and center! Shown in Plucky Oxford and Plucky Crew, Beehive is the perfect place to pair any two colors that make you smile. You might choose two complimentary colors for a classic look, or maybe two colors that are totally unexpected for a POP!

YARN • Crew version: Plucky Crew [75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yd / 274 m per 115 g]. Wintry Mix (MC), Overcoat (CC), 2 skeins each color. [Approx 550 yds / 500 m MC and CC] • Oxford version: Plucky Oxford [75% merino, 25% cashmere; 430 yd / 393m per 115 g]. Flannel (MC), Highlighter (CC), 2 skeins each color. [Approx 700 yds / 650 m MC and CC] GAUGE • Crew version: 24 sts / 34 rows over 4” / 10 cm in chart pattern worked in the round • Oxford version: 26 sts / 36 rows over 4” / 10 cm in chart pattern worked in the round

MATERIALS • Crew version: US7 / 4.5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. • Oxford version: US6 / 4 mm 16” / 40cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. • Both versions: Extra needle same size for grafting. • Stitch marker • Tape measure • Tapestry needle • Waste yarn FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • Crew version: 8.5” / 21.5 cm tall x 60” / 152.5 cm circ • Oxford version: 8.25” / 21 cm tall x 62” / 157.5 cm circ

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LAKE EFFECT | by Amy Miller

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LAKE EFFECT | by Amy Miller Springtime is the perfect time to add just a dash of feminine to any look you want. It’s just a little bit “girly” and a little “lacy”… but not too much. The Lake Effect cardigan pairs with anything and everything. Worked seamlessly from the bottom up in your favorite Plucky fingering weight, this is the lace sweater of our dreams!

YARN • Plucky Oxford (75% merino, 25% cashmere; 430 yds / 393 m per 115 g): Kicky, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins. [Approx 1000 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1425, 1525, 1625, 1725) yds / 925 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1475, 1575) m]. Also shown in Pollen modeled by Sarah. MATERIALS • US 4 (3.5mm) and US 2 (2.75mm), or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch markers • Tapestry needle • Seven 5/8” / 16 mm buttons

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GAUGE • 24 sts and 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace Pattern FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 31¾ (35¼, 38½, 41¾, 45½, 48½, 51¾, 55¼)” / 81 (89.5, 98, 106.5, 114.5, 123, 131.5, 140) cm chest circ; cardigan shown measures 38½” / 98 cm, intended to be worn with 2-3” / 5 - 7.5 cm ease.


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FIDDLEHEAD | by Amy Miller Sometimes a hat is not just for keeping out the winter winds. A hat can be the perfect accessory, just right for capping off a look, an outfit or a mood, or for trapping unruly hair! Our Fiddlehead, knit in your favorite Plucky Sport weight yarn (especially fantastic in cashmere!), uses a delicate eyelet pattern that might even let a warm breeze in.

YARN • Plucky Cashmere (100% cashmere; 285 yds / 260 m per 100 g): Chamomile, 1 skein. [Approx (180, 205) yds / 145 (165, 185) m] MATERIALS • Size US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch marker • Tapestry needle

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GAUGE • 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Eyelet Stitch FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 15¼ (17½, 19¾)” / 39 (44.5, 50) cm circumference 10” / 25.5 cm tall. Hat shown measures 17½” / 44.5 cm.


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TIDE CHART | by Amy Miller

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TIDE CHART | by Amy Miller If it’s a back to basics, timeless, ageless and the perfect everyday sweater you are looking for, here it is. Tide Chart is a comfy pullover, knit top down in your favorite Plucky DK weight yarn – we love it in Plucky Crew! It’s just slouchy enough to be relaxed and comfy, but still look totally put together! With it’s universally flattering and ever so slight A-line shape, the Tide Chart pattern is a great introduction to sweater knitting.

YARN • Plucky Crew (75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yds / 274 m per 115 g): Sounds Like A Carnival, 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. [Approx 1000 (1050, 1125, 1200, 1275, 1325) (1400, 1475, 1550, 1600) yds / 925 (950, 1025, 1100, 1175, 1200) (1275, 1350, 1425, 1475) m] MATERIALS • Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular (cir) and double pointed set (dpns), US 3 (3.25 mm) 24” / 60 cm cir and dpns, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch marker • Stitch holders/Waste yarn • Tapestry needle

GAUGE • 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 31¾ (33¾, 36, 38¼, 40¼, 42½) (44¾, 47, 49, 51¼)” / 80.5 (86, 91.5, 97, 102.5, 108) (113.5, 119, 124.5, 130) cm chest circumference; sweater shown measures 36” / 91.5 cm, intended to be worn with 3-4” / 7.5 - 10 cm ease.

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SPRING FEVER | by Amy Miller

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SPRING FEVER | by Amy Miller Here is our spin on a rugby scarf and a chance to let your imagination run wild! The striping possibilities are endless! Eight colors worked as a gradient or an eye-popping surprise package, it’s all about how brave you are! Worked in any of your favorite Plucky fingering yarns, this is the perfect playground to mix those fingering bases or to take a dive into your stash!

YARN • Plucky Primo Fingering (75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 385 yds / 352 m per 100 g): 1 skein each of 8 different colors. [Approximately 220 yds / 201 m each]. Shown in colorways Fancy Free, Joe Banks, Miss Manners, High Cotton, Tom Boy, CC Bloom, Early Light and Ogre.

GAUGE • 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, relaxed after blocking FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 30” / 76 cm wide, 82” / 208.5 cm long

MATERIALS • Size US 8 (5.0 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm), or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Tapestry needle

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FRESH AIR | by Amy Miller

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FRESH AIR | by Amy Miller Here is a sweater that is loaded with design elements that will deliver a cardigan that is new and fresh and scrumptious! This sweater is worked flat and then seamed, delivering an easy to wear silhouette. Fresh Air is perfect to throw on with jeans and a t-shirt, but adds a totally polished look when paired with a skirt and heels.

YARN • Plucky Cashmere (100% cashmere; 285 yds / 105 g): Early Light, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins. [1350 (1475, 1625, 1750, 1900, 2025, 2150) yds / 1225 (1350, 1475, 1600, 1725, 1850, 1975) m] MATERIALS • Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular (cir) and double pointed set (dpns), US 2 (2.75 mm) 32” / 60 cm cir and dpns, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch markers • Stitch holder/Waste yarn • Tapestry needle

GAUGE • 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Eyelet Stitch • 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” /10 in St st FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 36¼ (40, 43¾, 47½, 51, 54½, 58¼)” / 92.5 (101.5, 111, 120, 129.5, 138.5, 148) cm chest circumference; cardigan shown measures 40” / 101.5 cm, intended to be worn with 5 - 6” / 13 - 15 cm ease.

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JUMPING JACKS | by Plucky Knitter

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JUMPING JACKS | by Plucky Knitter Stripes, diamonds, twists, and slips, it’s all right here in one little fun package! Worked top-down these socks are a great project for on-the-go knitting… and all those pops of color? Let’s play and knit at the same time!

YARN • Plucky Primo Fingering (75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 390 yds / 357 m per 100 gram skein) and Plucky Feet (90% merino, 10% nylon; 425 yds / 389 m per 113 gram skein): Shown Plucky Feet coloway Bar Cheese (MC), Plucky Feet coloway Wintry Mix (CC1) and Plucky Primo Fingering colorway Gumshoe (CC2); 1 skein each color. [Approx 75 yds / 75 m for each color in both yarns] GAUGE • 32 sts / 40 rounds over 4” / 10 cm in St st worked in the round

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MATERIALS • US 2 / 2.75mm dpns, or size necessary to obtain gauge • Stitch marker • Tapestry needle FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 8” / 20.5 cm circumference; 9” / 23 cm from back of heel to tip of toe


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BEACH WALK | by Jill Zielinski

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BEACH WALK | by Jill Zielinski Summer evenings, walks at the beach or just a little cover up, the Beach Walk shrug is the perfect touch. Knit in Plucky Crew, or your favorite Plucky DK weight, this shrug has a beautiful mirrored center back motif, which is then echoed above the ribbed section of each cuff.

YARN • Plucky Crew (75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yd / 274 m): 4 skeins. [Approx 1150 yards / 1052 m]. Shown in Lake Placid modeled by Sarah and in Milk Maid modeled by Hayley.

GAUGE • 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • Approx 51” / 129.5 cm wide, 13” / 33 cm tall

MATERIALS • US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • US 6 / 4 mm 24” / 60 cm circular for edging • Stitch marker • Tape measure • Tapestry needle • Waste yarn

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STRIPE PARADE | by Amy Miller

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STRIPE PARADE | by Amy Miller Everybody loves a parade! This sweater, shown in Plucky Feet, is all about three different colored stripes, marching in formation around this simple top down, raglan sleeve pullover. The pattern is written for your favorite Plucky fingering weight and offers another opportunity to mix those fingering bases for added interest. Stripe Parade is a perfect project for a first time sweater knitter! YARN • Plucky Feet (90% merino, 10% nylon; 425 yds / 115 g): Good Ole Days MC, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, Early Light CC1, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, CC Bloom CC2, 1 skein. [Approx 625 (700, 775, 850, 925, 1000, 1075) yds / 575 (650, 700, 775, 850, 925, 975) m MC, 550 (625, 675, 750, 825, 875, 950) yds / 500 (575, 625, 675, 750, 800, 875) m CC1, 100 (125, 125, 150, 150, 175, 175) yds / 100 (100, 125, 125, 150, 150, 175) m CC2] GAUGE • 25 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st

MATERIALS • Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32” / 80 cm cir and dpns, US 2 (2.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32” / 80 cm cir and dpns, or size necessary to obtain correct gauge. • Stitch markers • Stitch holders/Waste yarn • Tapestry needle FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 32¼ (36¼, 40, 43¾, 47¾, 51½, 55¼)” / 82 (92, 101.5, 111.5, 121, 131, 140.5) cm chest circ; sweater shown measures 36¼” / 92 cm, intended to be worn with 3-4” / 7.5 - 10 cm ease.

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FLY SWATTER | by Amy Miller

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FLY SWATTER | by Amy Miller This hat is as much fun to knit as it is to wear. The undulating stitch pattern is intuitive as you work toward the cleverly placed decreases at the crown. Shown here in Plucky Crew, this hat is perfect as a season spanning topper.

YARN • Plucky Crew (75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yds / 274 m per 115 g): 1 skein. [Approx 225 yds / 200 m]. Shown in High Cotton modeled by Hayley and Icey Audrey modeled by Sarah. MATERIALS • Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular (cir) and double points (dpns) and US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” / 40 cm • Stitch marker • Tapestry needle

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GAUGE • 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm over Fly Swatter Cable Pattern FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 17½” / 44.5 cm circumference x 12.75” / 32.5 cm tall.


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HAZY MORN | by Amy Miller Light as a feather when worked in Plucky Cashmere, this sport weight cowl starts at the top and is worked towards a slightly wider bottom edge. Whether you prefer to let Hazy Morn fall gently across your shoulders or to wear it slouched up around your neck, this is the perfect accessory for those times when you’re never quite sure which direction the thermometer is headed.

YARN • Plucky Cashmere (100% cashmere; 285 yds / 260 m per 100 g): 2 (2, 3) skeins. [Approx 525 (565, 605) yds / 475 (525, 550) m]. Shown in Icey Audrey modeled by Hayley, in Kicky modeled by Amy and in Corduroy modeled by Sarah.

GAUGE • 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” /10 cm in Eyelet Stitch FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 44” (46.25, 48.5)” / 111.5 (118, 122.5) cm at widest part 18” / 46 cm tall

MATERIALS • Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular (cir) • Stitch markers • Tapestry needle • Waste yarn

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GARDEN PARTY | by Plucky Knitter It’s new, it’s retro and it’s Plucky! Here’s a twist to what you might expect to see when you think of Crochet. We have taken the concept of the Granny Square and the African Flower, thrown in some light airy mesh, added a few simple rows and then paired that with Crew to created the perfect summer weight scarf. This is the perfect crochet pattern for knitters to test the crochet waters.

YARN • Plucky Crew (75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yd / 274 m): Shown in High Cotton (MC) 3 skeins, Good Old Days (C1), Miss Manners (C2), SLAC (CC3), Hunter Safety (C4), Icey Audrey (CC5), Twill (CC6); 1 skein each. MATERIALS • US F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook, or size necessary to obtain gauge. • Tape Measure • Tapestry needle

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GAUGE • 7 dc = 4” (10cm) over mesh stitch surrounding flower squares. Finished squares before join are approximately 9” square. Precise gauge is not essential for this cowl, but changes in gauge will affect finished size and yarn amounts used. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • 27 (54)” / 68.5 (137) cm circ x 14” / 35.5 cm tall


BEEHIVE OX | by Jill Zielinski

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BEEHIVE OX | by Jill Zielinski Of course our four footed friends want to look stylish too! Instructions for this glamorous accessory are included as a bonus pattern bundled with the Beehive infinity pattern. It is easily worked with the left overs from your Beehive infinity scarf, in a size that will look terrific on your best friend!

YARN • Crew version: Plucky Crew [75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yd / 274 m per 115 g]. [Uses leftover yarn from Beehive] • Oxford version: Plucky Oxford [75% merino, 25% cashmere; 430 yd / 393m per 115 g]. Flannel (MC), Highlighter (CC), 1 skein each color. [Uses leftover yarn from Beehive] GAUGE • Crew version: 24 sts / 34 rows over 4” / 10 cm in chart pattern worked in the round • Oxford version: 26 sts / 36 rows over 4” / 10 cm in chart pattern worked in the round

MATERIALS • Crew version: US7 / 4.5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. • Oxford version: US6 / 4 mm 16” / 40cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. • Stitch marker • Tape measure • Tapestry needle FINISHED MEASUREMENTS • Crew version: Approx 4¾” / 12 cm tall x 13” / 33 cm circ • Oxford version: Approx 4¾” / 12 cm tall x 14” / 35.5 cm circ

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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 – 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.

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SCREEN DOOR

BOARDWALK

by Plucky Knitter

by Amy Miller

Find pattern info on pages 5-8.

Find pattern info on pages 9-12.

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PICNIC TIME

RIPTIDE

by Amy Miller

by Jill Zielinski

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PORCH SWING

BEEHIVE

by Amy Miller

by Jill Zielinski

Find pattern info on pages 21-24.

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LAKE EFFECT

FIDDLEHEAD

by Amy Miller

by Amy Miller

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TIDE CHART

SPRING FEVER

by Amy Miller

by Amy Miller

Find pattern info on pages 37-40.

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FRESH AIR

JUMPING JACKS

by Amy Miller

by Plucky Knitter

Find pattern info on pages 45-48.

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BEACH WALK

STRIPE PARADE

by Jill Zielinski

by Amy Miller

Find pattern info on pages 53-56.

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FLY SWATTER

HAZY MORN

by Amy Miller

by Amy Miller

Find pattern info on pages 61-64.

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GARDEN PARTY

BEEHIVE OX

by Plucky Knitter

by Jill Zielinski

Find pattern info on pages 69-72.

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Let’s face it! We, knitters, love a great knitting bag! If you took a peek inside my knitting bag (whether it’s a simple canvas Plucky tote or something more substantial like our Graf-Lantz bags), you’re likely to find scissors, stitch markers, tape measure, pens, spare change, a dog toy, hand cream, lipstick, iPad, Advil... oh yeah, and my projects (with extra yarn in case I’m overambitious!). It’s an understatement to say I need a big bag, but I want one that’s stylish too! Some of you may already be familiar with Graf & Lantz bags, but if not, please allow us to introduce you. These totes are wonderful; classic but trendy, sturdy but lightweight, sleek but spacious - definitely a winner around Plucky. And one of the best parts? They’re made from thick merino wool felt. As a yarn company, that just tickles our fancy! They have something for everyone; great neutrals all on their own, or add a pop of color (like us!). We invite you to check them out! We love our Jaunt Totes and think you will too... and while you’re visiting their site, check out their coasters—very cute! www.graf-lantz.com

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Quite simply, Spring Forward would not have been possible without our amazing team!  A zillion “at-a-girls” go to Amy Miller and Jill Zielinski, whose timeless yet fresh and new designs perfectly compliment the Plucky aesthetic; to our absolutely amazing sample knitters, whose beautiful (and tireless!) work brought our ideas to life; and to my sister Hayley, whose support and sense of humor kept us going throughout the project. I must add to that another zillion thanks to our wonderful, hard working Plucky Crew (the Fam!) who help make it all happen at the studio on a daily basis.  And, last but certainly not least, my heartfelt thanks go to each of our Plucky Knitter friends who are the source of inspiration for all we do. Thank you for sparking our creative juices, creating things of beauty with our yarn – you inspire us! I know you join me in thanking those individuals listed below for their incredible work and dedication that made Spring Forward possible. Margot Allen Jody Campbell Shelley Ellerkamp Christina Hansen Christine Hausmann Betsy Ioannou Jessica Logan Amy Miller Ilse Moore Sarah Morris Margy Muller Hayley Scharping Julie Van Cott Amy Wimbrow Kelli Wyll Jill Zielinski The Plucky Crew and Ox

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Spring Forward - Spring 2015 Collection