Every designer yearns to create their own yarn from scratch, and working with Jeni from Fyberspates and Andy from Chester Wool, I got the chance.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Nua!
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.
Sport Weight Yarn, Non-Superwash
FIBRE 60% Merino Wool, 20% Yak, 20% Linen
YARDAGE 153 yds / 140 m per 50g
NEEDLES 3.5-4 mm / US 4-6
GAUGE 22-24 sts = 4” / 10 cm in st st
Nua yarn will go on sale in March here on my website, initially it will be available in smaller quantities but it will also be for sale at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. If you want to be the first to hear when it goes on sale make sure you’re on my newsletter list!
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