Retrosaria Vovó is a versatile and hard-wearing non-superwash yarn made entirely from fine Portuguese wool, mainly from Serra da Estrela sheep. It is an excellent choice for knitting everyday sweaters and cardigans.
Vovó is spun from the wool of free-range sheep. Mulesing is not practised in Portugal. Like all Retrosaria yarns, Vovó is non-superwash and not bleached.
A special batch of Vovó has been made from the wool of the Campaniça sheep that live at Quinta do Pisão, Cascais. Shade 20 is the natural undyed version of this batch and shades 21 through to 25 have been dyed which creates beautiful pastel colours making Vovó even more versatile for knitting colourwork projects.
Fun fact - Vovó means grandma in Portuguese.
Yarn Weight: Sport
Fibre: 100% Wool
Length: 143m (156 yds) - 50g ball
Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm / US 4-7
Gauge: 20 - 23 sts & 28 - 32 rows = 10cm
UK: Order by Sunday 20th December, midnight UK-time.
EU: Order by Sunday 5th December, midnight UK-time.
USA & Canada: Order by Sunday 12th December, midnight UK-time.
Australia & New Zealand: Order by Sunday 5th December, midnight UK-time.
We will be finishing for Christmas on Thursday 23rd December. The shop will remain open but orders won't be sent until we are back on January 4th.
For orders under £75 - £3.95
We use Royal Mail’s Tracked service for all our standard UK & CI orders.
When your order’s been dispatched, we'll send you a confirmation email with your tracking number. Your parcel will be with you in 3-5 working days (although it can take a little longer at busy times).
All international orders are sent airmail.
The shipping charge is based on the weight of your order. All international parcels are sent tracked.
|0 - 2kg||£7.50|
Orders to Europe usually arrive within five to ten working days however can take longer at the moment.
|USA||Rest of the World|
|up to 250g||£10.95||£11.50|
|251g - 500g||£11.95||£12.50|
|501g - 1kg||£16.95||£17.50|
|1.01kg - 1.5kg||£20.95||£22.50|
|1.501kg - 2kg||£24.95||£28.50|
Orders to the rest of the world typically take between ten and 15 working days however can take longer, customs can slow things down a little.
|Europe||Rest of the World|
|Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland||Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, USA|
If your country isn't listed above, please contact us for a quote for shipping.
I want you to love your purchase from Tangled Yarn. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return the item within 30 days of receiving it for an exchange or refund. All returns must be agreed beforehand, please email us at rachel(at)tangled-yarn.co.uk let us know the reason for your return and your order number.
If the items have a retail value of more than £20.00 you will need to use a Royal Mail service that includes additional insurance to cover your goods should they go missing on route to us.