Retrosaria - Vovó

Retrosaria - Vovó

100% fine Portuguese wool
156 yards |  50 grams 
Sport Weight

Hand wash only.
Vendor Gauge: 20 - 23 stitches over 4" |  Suggested Needle: US 4-7 (3.5mm - 4.5mm) 

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Vovó (Portuguese for Grandma) is a versatile and hard wearing non-superwash, non-bleached yarn made entirely from fine Portuguese wool, mainly from Serra da Estrela sheep. It is a great choice for sweaters and cardigans intended for daily wear.

Shades 20 to 25 were entirely made from the wool of the small flock of Campaniça sheep that lives (and can be visited) at Quinta do Pisão, Cascais. Shades 01 and 20 are not dyed. 

Vovó is made from the wool of free range sheep. The yarn for Vovó grown, scoured, milled and dyed in Portugal.

At Verb, we love knitting with yarns that are working to preserve rare breeds of sheep, and a transparent supply chain, so we love Retrosaria yarns. We love the durability and color range of this yarn - perfect for your next colorwork knitting, weaving, or punch-needle project.

Suggested Patterns:

- Orlane Sucche's Tild 

- Caitlin Hunter's pullover Juniper Crop (pictured) - Released Spring 2020, this fun sweater uses colors number:
C1: 02 (dark grey)
C2: 20 (cream) 
C3: 22 (pale pink) 
C4: 01 (medium grey)
C5: 10 (rust brown)

Finished Bust Circumference: 
33.75 (36, 38.5, 43.25, 48, 53) {56.5, 60, 65, 68.5}”
85.5 (91.5, 97.5, 109.5, 122, 134) {143.5, 152.5, 164.5, 173.5} cm

Yardage: Note that the number of skeins recommended is estimated and may vary depending on gauge variations or modifications. The number of skeins recommended is based upon the yardage provided is for mid-length sleeves and cropped body length as pictured.

C1: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) {5, 5, 6, 6} skeins
C2: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 1} skein
C3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 2, 2, 2} skeins
C4: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 1} skein
C5: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2, 2} skeins

Don't forget your needles (suggested sizes, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.)
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm
Main Needle: US 5/3.75 mm

Have questions? Need help? Email us at info@averbforkeepingwarm.com

$10.00