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Birman Shawl

We are on the last pattern of the Nua Collection Volume 2; Birman Shawl. Today is the last day that you’ll get an automatic 10% discount off the collection, tomorrow it becomes full price. Now lets take a look at this shawl. With the Birman shawl I’m experimenting with a different type of colourwork again;…
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Abys Cowl

It would appear winter has hit here in Ireland, it’s frosty and below freezing here this morning. As I went to record the video for the Abys Cowl I couldn’t help pulling it over my head and snuggling in deep. I can’t quite describe in words just how warm and satisfying it was….you’ll just have…
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Mau Hat

So we now have the first of the accessory patterns from Nua Collection Volume 2; Mau Hat. Nua yarn is pretty much perfect for accessories; it’s lightweight, super warm and soft. Definitely like wearing a hug. This is one of my favouirte styles of hat, a simple beanie that can be pulled down a little…
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Korat Sweater

It’s time for pattern 2 from my Nua Collection Volume 2; Korat. If you look through my patterns you’ll quickly see that I’m not really a colourwork person. I love working stranded colourwork, and the dense, squishy fabric it produces but I struggle to find sleek, different colourwork ideas that feel like ‘me’. When I…
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Cymric Cardigan

At last I can share the first of my Nua Collection Volume 2 with you all, Cymric Cardigan. This collection is available in a few different ways; print (with digital copy), digital only or as individual patterns. All purchases from my website allow you after checkout to add the pattern to your ravelry library but…
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Nua Collection Volume 2

I’m almost ready to release the second Nua Collection (Nua Collection volume 2). As we are heading into colder weather now I wanted to create a collection that would see you through the winter months and shows off the versatility of the Nua yarn. As I designed I was asking myself how many different things…
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Exploring Ravi Junior

This is one of the things that came across my desk that made me truly happy to work on. I’m a mum and I love baby and toddler knits so when Carol said that she was launching a Ravi Junior kit in Nua, I beamed and jumped on board straight away. I’ll be honest the…
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Spritz Stripes Redo

It feels like a little luxury to reknit a pattern. Promoting my Nua yarn as well as a pattern opened up this possibility for me and I’m really enjoying the relaxing effect of reknitting a pattern. Designing is not always relaxing knitting time; especially at the early stages when you’re trying to figure out if…
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On The Needles: Nua

On the blog last week Carol showed us what is currently on her needles so I thought I would pop in and say hello and tell you a little bit about the projects I made with Nua. First of all, I love Nua, yes OK I’m biased but I would have loved Nua if I…
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What’s on the Needles

Spritz Stripes When I’m working at knitting shows I love wearing my handknits. There is however a slight problem; it’s usually really HOT! My solution is wearing handknit garments that are lightweight and airy. For the last few years I’ve worn Spritz Stripes for every show. It’s the perfect sweater for over a light tank…
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