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.
In Nua, I hope that knitters will find that elusive balance between pleasure, speed, beauty and durability.
60% Merino Wool, 20% Yak, 20% Linen
140 metres per 50g skein
Recommended needle size: 3.5mm - 4mm (US 4-6)
Tension (gauge) over stocking stitch: 22 -24 sts to 10cm (4") using 3mm - 4.5mm needles
Care instructions: Hand was and dry flat