Brusca from Retrosaria


from Retrosaria
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
137 yards
(125 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
19.0 to 21.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
50% Wool
50% Wool - Merino
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Solid color
Dye: Machine dyed, Undyed
Source of fiber: Portugal
Scoured: Portugal
Milled: Portugal
Dyed: Portugal

Brusca is a breed and flock specific yarn. It is made of 50% Saloia and 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto wool (native breeds from Portugal).

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.

Grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal.

Shades A, B, C and BC are natural (not dyed). Like all our yarns, Brusca is non-superwash and not bleached.

popular colorways

3 C

59 stashed

94 projects

5 C

84 stashed

125 projects

6 B

114 stashed

172 projects

8 C

56 stashed

79 projects

10 C

84 stashed

90 projects


57 stashed

90 projects

14 C

70 stashed

103 projects


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