Stolen Stitches - Nua
This is the first yarn by Carol Feller, a well known Irish designer. This is what she says about the yarn.......
Nua is a blend of merino, yak, and linen. Each of these fibres contributes something special to create an amazing yarn blend.
Merino provides a soft, squishy, and versatile base. Yak adds a unique silkiness to the yarn that knitter fingers will simply love. Finally, linen, a fibre with a deep history in Irish culture, adds stength and durability.
Nua is non-superwash, which creates a lighter yarn with a bit more bounce, making blocking easier and helping projects (especially garments) to hold their shape nicely.
Although sports weight yarns are less common in Europe, I think it is the perfect weight; it is light enough to do fine colour work and create lighter sweaters, but still knits up quickly enough that big projects don’t take too long.
We are also stocking the Nua Collection booklets by Carol Feller which contains patterns to accompany this yarn. For more pattern inspiration any sport weight pattern should be fine as of course you will be checking your tension first!
Yarn Composition: 60% Merino wool, 20% Yak, 20% Linen
Suggested Needle Size: 3.5 - 4mm needles
Suggested Tension: 24-22 sts per 10 cm
Meterage: 140 m (153 yards) per 50g
Type and Weight: Sport weight, 50g skeins
Care Instructions: Handwash, dry flat out of sun