Heritage wool yarns from Portugal.
There are fourteen different breeds of sheep in Portugal. Some of them are critically endangered after being progressively replaced by foreign, more productive breeds. Retrosaria Rosa Pomar produces and sells yarn made exclusively from Portuguese wool. They create manufactured yarn in collaboration with small manufacturers, breeders associations and shepherds, and they also commission small batches of artisan yarns like Bucos which is scoured, teased, carded and spun by hand in small villages around the country.
Minimally processed yarns: all Rosa Pomar yarns are non superwash, not bleached and have no silicone based softeners. Their woolen yarns may contain traces of vegetable matter.
Animal friendly: their wool comes from free range sheep. Mulesing is not practiced in Portugal.
Mondim is a non-superwash fingering weight yarn made from fine Portuguese wool. It is named after a Portuguese village once famous for its sock knitting cottage industry.
- Weight: fingering
- Unit weight: 100g
- Yardage: 421 yards (385 meters)
- Needle size: 2-4mm | 1-2 1/5
- Fibers: 100% fine portuguese wool
- Texture: 3 ply
- Gauge: 28-32 sts x 42-49 rows = 4 x 4 inches | 10 x 10cm
Made in Portugal
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