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 28 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
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.
If you're looking to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer easy returns within 30 days of purchase. You can return your product for store credit, a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.
Please note the following exceptions to our return and refund policy: