Nuna by Mirasol
Fiber Content: 40% Wool, 40% Silk, 20% Bamboo Viscose
Yardage: approx 191 yards
Physical Weight: 50g
Gauge: knit: 6 sts per inch on a US 5 needle.
Packaging: twisted hanks.
Care Instructions: Hand Wash, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Iron Low, Dry Clean Any Solvent But Trichlo-ethylene
Pattern Support: Three Free Patterns and fifteen purchasable patterns available.
For the Crochet Swatch: I was really pleased with Nuna for the crochet swatch. Each aspect of the crochet stitch is well defined. No part of any given stitch is obscured. The yarn moves well on the hook and builds up easily. Splitting was never an issue in crochet either.
When it came to the Abuse Olympics all I can say is it won a gold medal. This yarn is a real champion. You can frog it and tink (un-knit) it until the cows come home and it will just look at you and say "Anything else?"
Making a Project
The first thing I noticed when working with this yarn was how it moved. The movement wasn't too fast and it wasn't too slow. It moved, in true story book fashion, just right. From moving through my hand to my needles the yarn had a really elegant flow. The second thing I noticed was how interesting the fabric it builds into is. Usually I just knit and don't keep stopping to admire what I'm working on until it's all done. That was not the case here. Each time I completed a few rounds I stopped, looked at just how rich the fabric was becoming and smiled. The yarn is so well formulated there is a simple elegance present which shows in the depth of each stitches definition. Each is individual and crisp yet flows right into the other visually. The final aspect that really stoods out to me regarding Nuna is how the fiber held tension. I am an extremely tight knitter. That being said it is important that a yarn does not give easily. I can easily distort a yarn that is structurally weak. This yarn held up to my tension. No distortion. No stretching. It was just happy to work with my style of knitting.