Fibre Content: 100% Wool (50% Saloia, 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto)
Weight: 50 g
Recommended Knitting Needles: 4mm
Tension/Gauge: 19-21 sts/28-30 rows/10×10 cm
Brusca is a breed and flock specific yarn. It is made of 50% Saloia and 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto wool. 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.
Shades A, B, C and BC are natural (not dyed). Like all Retrosaria yarns, Brusca is non-superwash and not bleached. Brusca is made from the wool of free range sheep. Mulesing is not practised in Portugal.
Grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal this yarn becomes more and more popular around the world. There are many knitting ideas in Laine magazines and on Ravelry website where you can find Rosa Pomar knitting patterns designed for her yarns as well.