Carol Feller, Ireland
Carol was first trained as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. Although these two backgrounds are very different, the influences can be seen in their design work, which is shapely and a pleasure to knit. She strives to design clothes with a difference: not overly complex, yet unique. She enjoys working with different construction methods as long as they enhance the knitting experience. Carol's work has been widely published in books and magazines.
The courses she teaches cover a wide range of subjects, from reading cable patterns and knitting charts, to shaping and matching garments, to short rows and colorwork.
Nua by Carol Feller, Ireland
Stolen Stitches Nua Sport by Carol Feller
60% merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen
50g = approx. 140m (153 yds) skein
3mm - 4.5mm needle size (US 4-6)
Tension gauge: 22-24st = 10cm (4")
This wonderful Irish yarn is the result of a creative collaboration
between Carol Feller, the most famous Irish knitting designer,
Jeni von Fyberspates and Andy from Chester Wool.
Nua Sport is a mix of merino, yak and linen.
Merino offers a soft and versatile base.
Yak gives the yarn a unique silkiness.
Finally, linen, a fiber with a long history in Irish culture, ensures
for more strength and durability.
The yarn has a natural tweed effect and impresses with its typical color palette
inspired by the Irish countryside.
Stolen Stitches is based in Cork, Ireland and was founded by Carol Feller.
Carol Feller is a knit designer and teacher who started out as a civil engineer.
Like many Irish children, she learned to knit from primary school and spent many years knitting cardigans for her dolls and occasionally for herself.
There is a strong history of craftsmanship in her family; Her mother sewed much of her clothing, her grandmother was an experienced knitter and her aunt ran a knitting shop in Dublin. More about Carol here .