Stolen Stitches Nua Sport
Stolen Stitches Nua Sport is an beautiful blend of merino wool, yak, and linen fibres in a slightly rustic 5ply / sport weight yarn.
Stolen Stitches by Carol Feller Nua Sport 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 strength 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.
Nua is a sport weight yarn - 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.
The blend of fibres also works together to create rich and interesting colourways. The linen absorbs dye differently which allows the yarn to have a natural tweed effect, and the yak is the key to the subtle colour palette. It adds a natural light brown to the base yarn so all the colours are just that little bit darker in the finished yarn. The palette of Nua is inspired by the beautiful colours of West Cork, Ireland.
- 5ply / sport weight
- 60% merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen
- 140m per 50gm skein
- Needles: 3mm-4.5mm / US 3-7
- Gauge: 22-24sts over 10cm
- Care: Hand wash. Dry flat
Carol Feller enjoys designing knitwear that is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit. She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item. You can find patterns for Nua Sport on Ravelry here.
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