It's been too long since we have had a get-together here in This is Knit, so we're delighted to announce that we will be hosting renowned Irish knitwear designer Carol Feller on Sunday 12th May from 1pm to 3pm, as we feature her latest yarn: Nua Worsted. We would like to invite you to join us for a chilled out afternoon of crafting, tasty nibbles and great company as we take a closer look at this fabulous new yarn and some of the gorgeous sample projects created from it.
What You Can ExpectIt wouldn't be a gathering at TIK without:
- Special spot prizes on the day
- A discount on the Nua Worsted range
- Tasty freshly-baked pastries from the Pepper Pot Cafe
- The chance to get up close and personal with some fabulous new samples
- All in the company of some pretty amazing fibre friendly folk.
The highlight of this gathering will be a relaxed talk from Irish knitwear designer Carol Feller. Carol will be taking us through the development of Nua Worsted, the sustainability practices involved and the community projects that you support when you purchase Nua and Nua Worsted.
She will also be touching on yarn weight, explaining worsted and the benefit of this weight through the use of her latest designs. If you have ever wondered about yarn substitution, Carol will be demystifying the process and sharing her tips on what you need to look for on choosing yarn for your project. On top of all of that, if you listen closely, there might be a few hints of a book coming your way in the autumn!
If you haven't been introduced to Nua Worsted then let's take a quick look at it. This is the heavier weight version of the original Nua yarn and is perfect for warmer garments and cosy accessories, set off by wonderful heathery colours that can be combined for fantastic combinations.
Nua Worsted 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 your fingers will simply love. Finally, linen adds strength and durability.
Nua Worsted 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. I bet you can't wait to pick up a skein and feel it for yourself!