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

82 stashed

132 projects

5 C

107 stashed

175 projects

6 B

149 stashed

255 projects

8 C

79 stashed

118 projects

10 A

102 stashed

135 projects

13 C

76 stashed

128 projects

14 C

91 stashed

134 projects

15 B

56 stashed

62 projects


48 stashed

77 projects


50 stashed

68 projects