By Stolen Stitches
A yarn for all seasons. There’s so much to love about this very special yarn designed by Carol Feller. She blends three fibers in a way that makes the most of each. Merino: soft. Yak: silky. Linen: sturdy. Nua Sport is the yarn chosen for all the designs in MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh. Scroll down to see this yarn in action. Read more about what makes Nua truly special in Jillian Moreno’s Yarn Detective article here. And see more Carol Feller designs for Nua Sport here.
Specs & Details
A designer who works with her own yarn is a rare combination. Carol Feller knows Nua Sport inside out, so in MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh, you will see four examples of perfect pattern/perfect yarn. Pattern names link to the Ravelry listing, so you can see all the details for each design.
There’s a reason knitters love to knit shawls and wraps: it’s knitting at its most painterly. Each of the 17 shades of Nua has its own appeal—they’re all drawn from the landscape in Carol’s home of Ireland.
No need to think about size or fit, and with today’s knitters more clever than ever, a great shawl design allows for expanding skills. Here, Carol mixes cables, knit/purl patterns, and a triangle shape in a lush snuggler.
Carol’s training as an engineer shines in this cardigan. Light enough for a spring day or an air-conditioned office, this sweater works through the seasons.
The fun of exploring clever construction is what this design is all about. The saddle shoulders, the shape of the garment—it all converges in a forever piece that combines classic and modern. And her training as a textile artist means that the fabric we’re making is a perfect weight, just gorgeous.
When we began to plan this Field Guide with Carol, our conversation included talk of a poncho.
But Carol’s imagination took her far afield from the familiar drapey extravaganza, to this neat, versatile layer. We love it. It has the same easy feel of a poncho, but the buttons down the sides mean you can wear it as you like.
A beanie for a cool day.
The lighter yarn makes this a winner for a windy day, or maybe a day when you’re craving a cover. This is a fast, clever knit.
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