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 Nua, Collection 1 by Carol Feller which contains 4 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