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Brusca is a breed and flock specific yarn. It is made of 50% Saloia and 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto wool (native breeds from Portugal).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 practiced in Portugal. Grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal.

Colors are 6A (deep gold), 6B (rust/orange), and 15A (warm gray)..

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SKU: VB-32124-SJ8 Category: Tag:


137 yards (125 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces0
19.0 to 21.0 sts = 4 inches
US 6 – 8 or 4 – 5mm
50% Wool
50% Wool – Merino
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Heathered, Solid color
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Ply: 2-ply

Source of fiber: Portugal
Scoured: Portugal
Milled: Portugal
Dyed: Portugal

Additional information


6A, 6B, 15A