This is a very exciting collaboration between Nicola Faull Designs and S Twist Wool. Nicola is a knitware designer based in County Wicklow, Ireland (NicKnits). S Twist Wool is a new, Irish hand spinning company with its operations split between Tipperary and Dublin.
Their wool is collected from local farmers in the Kilkenny / Tipperary region. The wool is washed using a natural fermentation method. This ensures that no harmful chemicals are used. All the washing is done by hand and the wool is dried in the open air and then hand spun.
The rustic cabled design showcases S Twist's Aran weight handspun yarn , which in turn brings out the details and concept behind the design. The hat can be knit with a split back brim or without and enough wool is provided for a range of sizes. The kit consists of a pattern and wool.