Retrosaria João is a sport weight single ply yarn; it's thick and thin in appearance. You can expect to find tiny pieces of vegetation in this yarn, as it's a natural product spun from the wool of Portuguese Merino sheep, a native breed found in the south of Portugal, mainly in the Alentejo.
The Portuguese Merino Breeders Association (ANCORME) verifies the origin and quality of the fleece used to produce this yarn.
João comes in a range of semi-solid colours as well as a natural dyed shade (401).
Yarn Weight: Sport
Fibre: 100% Wool
Length: 136m (149 yds) - 50g ball
Needle Size: 4mm / US 6
Gauge: 21 sts & 31 rows = 10cm