Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

New Book – Plum Dandi Knits by Alicia Plummer & Melissa Schaschwary

Plum Dandy Knits

For all of you who, like me, let the nicest yarns go dusty in your stash because no project seems good enough for such luxury, Plum Dandi Knits just might be the answer to your problem. This book features 23 simple designs – all of them made from soft, high quality fibers. From pullovers to fingerless mitts, each project is designed to show off the qualities of the beautiful yarn it’s made from.


Plum Dandi Knits  Plum Dandi Knits

Camden Shawl

The Camden shawl is a wonderfully warm accessory, great for the coldest of days when you really want to insulate. Knit up in a bulky weight yarn, this shawl features a band of herringbone that follows along the ribbed edge. This would be super warm and squishy knit up in Ushya Yarn by Mirasol, and what a fun way to try out this fluffy chainette if you haven’t already!
Size: 63″ wide by 31″ long.
Yardage needed: Approximately 380 yards bulky/super bulky weight yarn.


Ushya Yarn by Mirasol Ushya Yarn by Mirasol


Keene pullover

This perfect turtleneck owes all of its easy drape to the wonderful slinkiness of alpaca. The Keene pullover is knit from the top down with raglan shaping and a fisherman’s rib turtleneck. Although its design is basic, the yarn it’s made from is the real star of the show. It will be your go-to sweater for effortless elegance. Chunky weight alpaca like Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth Yarn would be my first choice, or you might prefer the silky heathered quality of [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] .
Sizes: 33.25 (37, 40.5, 44.25, 48, 51.75)” bust circumference.
Yardage needed: 786 (917, 917, 1,048, 1,048, 1,179) yards chunky weight yarn.


Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth Yarn
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 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]


Fennimer legwarmers

I’m a fan of legwarmers, and have been ever since I was a small child when my sister and I knit a pair for each of our chickens. I wouldn’t want to let my chickens wear these delicate Fennimer legwarmers, though. Knit up in fingering weight superwash wool, these feature a very pretty fanned lace pattern all down the leg with stretchy ribbed cuffs to keep them in place. These would be especially pretty in one of the more tonal shades of Malabrigo Sock Yarn.  I would use Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn for a super soft, slightly fuzzy pair myself.
Sizes: 8.5 (10)” circumference and 19.75 (21)” long.
Yardage needed:  Approximately 920 yards fingering weight yarn.


Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn
Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn


Bretton Woods cowl

Having grown up a short distance away from this cowl’s namesake, I was excited to see that it also features one of my favorite stitches; fisherman’s rib creates a delightfully squishy fabric while maintaining just the right amount of structure. Knit up in a super soft chainette yarn such as [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , this cowl is sure to keep you cozy.
Size: 27.5″ circumference by 16.5″ tall.
Yardage needed: 2 balls (approximately 284 yards) each of two colors, or approximately 568 yards total Aran weight yarn.


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 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

With so many beautiful luxury yarns here in the shop, there’s no shortage of fiber inspiration. The patterns found in Plum Dandi Knits offer many options for putting these fancy yarns to work – the best part? These projects will be as much of a joy to make as they will be to wear or give.


Plum Dandi Knits  Plum Dandi Knits



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