Once I got my greedy little hands on The Plucky Knitter yarns, ideas started popping up left and right. While the yarn itself is like candy for the knitter with its bright colors and endless selection of bases, the Plucky community is one that is dynamic, fun and warm. With knit-a-longs, retreats like their Shindig and events like Plucktober, I found myself drawn not only to the yarn but the tight-knit community on their Ravelry group.
With the Shindig coming up at the beginning of September, and Plucktober taking over October, the Plucky Crew has been working in overdrive getting everything ready and providing updates for those needing yarn beforehand.
To celebrate the upcoming Shindig festivities and Plucktober, I've designed two new patterns. The first is SEAVIEW - a long cardigan knit in CREW. With 25% cotton, Crew is perfect for the warmer months and warmer climates. Named after the part of Fire Island I visit regularly, Seaview is a carefree cardigan with no closures meant to be thrown on in the mornings and evenings to ward off any chill in the air. With pockets integrated into the side seam, it's the perfect hang-around, casual piece.
Knit at a loose gauge, Seaview is knit in stockinette with the collar band knit in a diagonal pattern of knits and purls.
Other suitable Plucky Knitter bases for Seaview would be SWEATER or TRAVELER DK if you're looking for something warmer. Or if you're looking for a denser fabric, you could substitute with a worsted-weight base.
Next up is BARTLETT, which is a shawl-collared cabled cardigan knit in SNUG WORSTED. If it looks familiar to you, you may know ARLO, one of my BT Kid's designs. By popular request, I sized it up and made it available for adults now.
Other suitable Plucky Knitter bases for Bartlett would be SCHOLAR or any other worsted-weight base. Scholar would be an exceptional substitute for its tweediness and richness in texture.
Have fun knitting, and hope to see you at the Shindig next month!