Retrosaria Brusca is a breed and flock specific yarn from Portugal. This wonderful Portuguese wool is spun from 50% Saloia, 50% Merino White and Merino black wool, which all adds to the rustic charm of this knitting yarn. Saloia is the native sheep breed to the region of Lisbon and Setúbal in Portugal. It is well documented since the 19th century as it was one of the finest available in the country.
As a rustic heavy DK yarn, Brusca is an excellent choice for knitting sweaters. It comes in a beautiful colour palette, and texture makes it an excellent choice for colourwork.
The wool used in Brusca is from free-roaming sheep. It is cruelty-free as mulesing is not practised in Portugal.
Yarn Weight: DK / Light Worsted
Fibre: 100% Wool
Length: 125m (136 yds) - 50g ball
Needle Size: 4mm (US 6)
Gauge: 19 - 21 sts = 10cm