Zagal from Retrosaria

Zagal

from Retrosaria
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
9
93 yards
(85 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
14.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 10 - or 6 - 7mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
Color: Marled, Solid color
Dye: Undyed
Ply: 2-ply
Source of fiber: Portugal, Breed: Portuguese Merino
Scoured: Portugal
Milled: Portugal
Dyed: Portugal

Zagal is a knitting and crochet yarn produced exclusively from the wool of Portuguese Merino sheep, an indigenous breed found in the south of Portugal, especially in the Alentejo. The Merino breed originated in the Iberian Peninsula, possibly before Roman times, and has always been highly prized by its finesse and softness.

For centuries this Iberian wool was traded all over Europe while Merino sheep were subject to strict laws that kept the breed exclusive to the peninsula. The Portuguese Merino Breeders Association (ANCORME) verifies the origin and quality of the fleece used to produce this yarn.

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