Plucky Knitter, shawl kits and a very special sale!
This week we are talking about yarn, lots of yummy hand-dyed luxurious yarn.
Plucky Knitter primo fingering weight is one of those yarns that the minute you pick it up and feel it, you know it’s something special.
Based in Michigan state in the Great Lakes region of the United States, Plucky Knitter has been a family run business since 2007. With a passion for creating hand-dyed yarns in one of a kind colours and custom luxury bases, their goal is to create exquisite yarns that inspire creativity and makers worldwide.
We asked them what inspires them in creating their unique colourways.
“ As a collective group of colour enthusiasts, we find inspiration in every facet of our lives. Right now, nature and travel (or dreaming of travel) are high on the list! Colours we see stepping outdoors or taking in new sites could keep us mixing and whisking endlessly. And then, of course, there is dessert; who doesn’t want their yarn to match their Berry Cordial?!“
We have a few bespoke colours created just for Loop. Joni’s River (named after Joni Mitchell), Speckled Dusk,Clafoutis, I dream of India and London Dusk.
One of the primary influences that help determine Plucky bases is their desire to source quality fibres that will be a joy to work with and create luxurious fabrics. That encompasses many things, such as what the blend will be, how the fibre will be spun, and the best use for the yarn.
Primo Fingering is incredibly versatile. With its 20% cashmere,75% merino and 5% manufactured fibre content, it is perfect for shawls and cowls but also socks! With its smooth and round structure, Primo has excellent stitch definition and an amazing drape!
There have been many great collaborations with Primo Fingering over the years.
Our very own Under the Milky Way designed for Loop by Melanie Berg comes to mind. We have the single printed pattern and some beautiful kits, including three full skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo fingering and the pattern to make this sophisticated beauty.
Under the Milky Way consists of a broad band of slipped stitches which twinkle at the edge of this cosy triangle shawl. If you choose different colours, choose two high contrast colours to help the slip stitch motif stand out.
The Ashburn shawl is another stunning shawl designed by Melanie Berg. An asymmetrical, sumptuous and cosy shawl created with Plucky Knitter Primo creates various textured stitches and endless colour combination possibilities.
Centre Lane is a gorgeous wrap designed by Jill Zielinski of Knitterella with Plucky Knitter Primo. There is the choice of a larger, 4-colour design or a smaller version. We think this would be stunning with combinations of some of the speckled colours as a main colour and solids for the stripes and chevron border. You could also try some mini skeins to mix in for the stripes. So many possibilities for colour play!
We are incredibly honoured and fortunate to stock Plucky Knitter yarns at Loop, as they are pretty coveted. So, if you are looking for inspiration for something special, have a look at the lovingly hand-dyed and custom milled Plucky Knitter Primo in 42 colours!
The newest issue of Selvedge Magazine reflects on the subject of home. This issue explores the significance our homes play in our lives far beyond simply providing shelter and a place for sleeping and eating.
The Uncommon Thread New Colours!
A large delivery of The Uncommon Thread’s beautiful bases has arrived including Tough Sock, BFL Singles, BFL Sport/ light DK and Lush Worsted. Three extraordinary new colours have joined the brilliant and vivid hand-dyed colour palette.
And lastly,in preparation for new Sophie Digard handmade items, we are having a flash sale from today, Friday the 26th, through Sunday the 28th of February! All Sophie Digard products will be 25% off the listed price. Just use code Looplovessophie25 at checkout, and the discount will be applied.
Don’t miss out, as it’s a chance to purchase some amazing handcrafted scarves, jewellery or handbags that are one of a kind pieces for a great price!
Have a wonderful weekend!