Introducing the cardigan version of mainstay, mainstay cardi; 4″ longer than the original and featuring optional pockets!

Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you want to wear all the time. And, it can be knit with or without pockets.

Shown here in a size M without pockets (there are photos of the sweater with pockets on the ravelry pattern page, just click through to see), it is knit in The Plucky Knitter Sweater, in the colorway Steelcut, which is merino wool with 10% nylon for extra durability. It can also be knit in The Plucky Knitter Traveler DK or Crew.

The mainstay sweaters will be part of PLUCKTOBER 2015, including a moderated SAL in the Plucky Knitters group on ravelry during October.

To celebrate being part of #plucktober2015, now through October 10th, get 20% off mainstay and mainstay cardi on ravelry with coupon code “plucktober” at check out!  

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Please take a moment to view all the photos and heart, queue and buy mainstay cardi on ravely!

You can learn more about this and all  VERSACIKNITS patterns on ravelry.

Happy knitting,

Lori

 

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This seaworthy crewneck pullover featuring modern lines, shirt tail hems and comfortable fit is sure to become a mainstay of your wardrobe. 

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Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1×1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you want to wear all the time. And, it can be knit with your choice of full or 3/4 length sleeves.

Shown here in a M with 3/4 sleeves, it is knit in The Plucky Knitter Crew, which has 25% cotton, in the colorway Yellow Submarine, for year-round wear. It can also be knit in The Plucky Knitter Traveler DK or Sweater. And, The Plucky Knitter is having an Instant Gratification update tomorrow, August 21st at 9AM EDT in their Etsy shop, so you can get started on mainstay right away!

Please take a moment to view all the photos and  heart and queue mainstay on ravely!

You can learn more about this and all VERSACIKNITS patterns on ravelry.

Happy knitting,

Lori

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Ribbed, an elegant addition to any wardrobe!

July 25, 2015

Introducing ribbed… Modern lines, comfortable fit and all-in-one-piece, top-down construction all add to the appeal of this elegant addition to any wardrobe. Shown in The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted, the perfect combination of baby alpaca, merino and bamboo, make sure to pick yarn with next-to-the-skin softness, so that you can wear your ribbed with nothing underneath! This elegant, tailored turtleneck is a wardrobe staple that pairs […]

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Tails or no tails, that is the question!

May 12, 2015

Introducing Tails… Modern lines, shirt tails, comfortable fit and interesting construction all add to the appeal of this every day tee. Many of you have had the opportunity to see and try on this sweater and know that it is a must knit summer tee! Knit in any one of a number of Shibui yarns (shown here in Shibui’s […]

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New Design: STILLWATER in the new issue of amirisu!

April 3, 2015

Spring is in the air and, just like the crocuses, out pops the spring issue of amirisu magazine! And I am fortunate enough to have contributed a simple, yet elegant cardigan, stillwater… Knit in one of my favorite yarns, woolfolk TYND, stillwater is a loose fitting, short-sleeved top featuring eye-catching, paired buttons. Lightweight, mindfully-shaped and […]

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AND THE WINNER IS….

March 2, 2015

Thank you to all who participated in the kick-off for the VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection KAL! The winner of woolfolk yarn and a signed copy of the collection is….. ikkinlana! CONGRATULATIONS….. Remember, the KAL will begin March 7th! You can sign-up to be part of the woolfolk KAL in the VERSACIKNITS knitters group: Sign-up, introducing yourself and tell us […]

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Wolfolk KAL and give-away

February 24, 2015

Who doesn’t love yarn? And I guarantee you will LOVE woolfolk yarns! Here is your opportunity to get your hands on some of this fantastic yarn! It’s time for the next VERSACIKNITS knitters KAL. This time we are going to do a group KAL for any of the 5 designs from the VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection. […]

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An Interview with Kristin Ford, founder of woolfolk yarn

January 23, 2015

I fist met Kristin Ford, the founder of the new yarn company, woolfolk, at a needle arts convention in 2012. I was a fledgling designer, walking the floor and she was a yarn company executive. We took to each other immediately and have collaborated ever since. As part of the launch of my new collection, VERSACIKNITS […]

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Introducing the VERSACIKNITS woolfolk collection!

January 15, 2015

Sorry, no talk about the last two patterns today. Instead we will look at the actual collection! I am so happy to introduce my collection of designs inspired by woolfolk yarns; VERSACIKNITS woolfolk! I first met Kristin Ford, founder of woolfolk, when I was a fledgling designer and she was the creative director of one of my favorite […]

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Raindrops keep falling on my head (sorry, couldn’t resist)!

January 14, 2015

Today is raindrops day. Influenced by the Japanese aesthetic, raindrops has a subtle elegance and clean lines. It is a simple, loose fitting cardigan with updated, modern dolman sleeves and an unusually quiet and subtle pattern with just a hint of texture. I think raindrops is the kind of cardigan that you can wear anytime, […]

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