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.
Brusca is made from the wool of free range sheep. Mulesing is not practised in Portugal.
Texture: 2 Ply
Yardage/Meters: 136 yards (125 meters)
Skein Weight: 50 grams
Gauge: 19 - 21 sts x 27 - 30 rows = 4"
Suggested Needle Size: US 6 - 8 | 4.0 - 5.0mm
Care: Hand wash, cold, lay flat to dry
Content: 100% Fine Portuguese Wool (50% Saloia, 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto)
Note: Colours may vary based on dye lots and monitor settings. May not be exactly as shown.
If more than one of the same colour purchased, please indicate in the comments at checkout if you require the same dye lot