I’m looking forward to some MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh show and tell soon. Our Field Guide No. 14 knitalong, Refreshalong, is in full, glorious swing. Ann’s Twining Wrap grows daily in length, width, and beauty. My Trellis Top is nearing the finish line—or actually: a massive, blowout I-cord party—after a bit of off-road swatching.
We keep hearing rapturous raves about Carol Feller’s Nua Sport yarn. Nua is a bit of a rare bird, and we know that some knitters have bought Nua sight unseen, based on our glowing testimonials. So it’s beyond gratifying to hear so many cheers for Nua—on the needles and knitted up.
Nua Sport is perfect for Carol’s patterns in Field Guide No. 14, but what if you want to knit something else with it? Carol has her own beautiful patterns, of course, but it’s also fun to see what other independent designers have done with this yarn in their own patterns. Carol has compiled a Ravelry bundle that includes these and others. Here are four, to get you started.
Joyce by Woolly Wormhead
It’s a Woolly Wormhead hat, so it’s a great hat. It’s also a great amuse-bouche pattern to take Nua out for a spin.
Novel-Long by Laura Nelkin
If you’re curious about Laura Nelkin’s side-to-side sweater construction (I think it’s patented; don’t quote me on that) and also curious about Nua Sport, well, here you go. I love the side notches.
Blueprint by Joan Forgione
A floaty fit with subtle, summery texture. Perfect over a dress.
Terrain by Jimenez Joseph
Disclaimer: Jimenez Joseph designed this sculptural shawl for Nua Sport’s big sister—Nua Worsted—but surely it wouldn’t be that hard to modify it for Nua Sport, for a lighter, and perhaps even drapier, wrapper.