Rosa Pomar Brusca
Yarn Weight: worsted
Recommended Gauge: 19-21 sts = 4 in/10 cm
Fibre Content: 50% Saloia wool, 50% Merino wool
Skein: 137 yards/125 meters per 114g skein
Where I got it: I bought it at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA.
Needles I used: Hiya Hiya US 6/4 mm
Blocked Gauge I got: 22 sts/34 rows = 4"/10 cm
My Thoughts: The cheery yellow is so eye-catching, and the yarn itself is a woolly, spongy wonder. It’s soft with nice textured stitches that still seem really neat. This yarn is grown and manufactured in Portugal. If you weren’t following along when Karen Templer and a bunch of other folks went to Portugal, you’ll want to do yourself a favour and go look at all the Fringe Association blog posts from that trip.
What I might design with it: This yarn seems extremely versatile like it would make amazing sweaters and hats and leg warmers (yes, I definitely want to design leg warmers soon.) It’s light without much drape, so I think it would be ideal for long-wearing things that you don’t want to lose their shape. I can also picture this as a gorgeous cabled warp that would have so much volume!
Where you can get some: Check your local yarn shop or grab some on the Retrosaria website.