Brusca DK - Retrosaria
Retrosaria's Brusca is a breed and flock specific yarn from Portugal. It is made of 50% Saloia and 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto wool.
Saloia is the native sheep breed to the region of Lisbon and Setúbal. It is well documented since the 19th century as its wool was one of the finest available in the country. Saloia sheep have also become famous for their milk, from which the famous Azeitão cheese was traditionally made.
Brusca is made from the wool of free range sheep. Mulesing is not practised in Portugal.
Brusca is grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal.
Shades A, B, C and BC are natural (not dyed). Like all of Retrosaria's yarns, Brusca is non-superwash and not bleached.
Weight: Double Knitting / Light worsted
Unit weight: 50g
Yardage: 136 yards (125 meters)
Needle size: 4-5mm | US 6-8
Fibers: 100% fine portuguese wool (50% Saloia, 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto)
Texture: 2 ply
Gauge: 19-21 sts x 27-30 rows = 4 x 4 inches | 10 x 10cm
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FREE Brusca bag with an order of 6 skeins or more
Note: The group photos are taken from the Retrosaria web site so include some colourways that we do not carry.