Brusca from Retrosaria
Brusca
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
plied
  • 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

50 stashed

82 projects

5 C

77 stashed

112 projects

6 B

99 stashed

150 projects

8 C

48 stashed

67 projects

10 C

73 stashed

69 projects

13 C

48 stashed

79 projects

14 C

58 stashed

91 projects

15 B

26 stashed

44 projects

A

31 stashed

46 projects

B C

30 stashed

38 projects