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Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor
  • Retrosaria, Cobertor

Retrosaria was founded by Rosa Pomar in her efforts to share and keep lively the art of Portuguese traditional knitting and fiber/yarn production. Rosa teaches, writes books and patterns featuring the distinctive style of Portuguese knitting and empowers fiber artisans throughout Portugal by bringing their beautiful goods to the market. We love what she is doing to preserve Portugal's fiber heritage, her work makes our fiber world a richer place.

Retrosaria, Cobertor

by Retrosaria

"Cobertor is the yarn used for manufacturing the traditional portuguese papa blankets. It’s spun from the fleece of native long wool sheep breeds. Papa blankets are documented since the mid 16th century and they are used to this day by many shepherds of Guarda. These blankets have a distinctive faux fur look, which is obtained through fulling and teaseling. The dense nap raised on both sides creates an exceptionally warm blanket. This same look and feel can be achieved on knitted garments made with Cobertor yarn by gently teaseling them with a flick carder or a dog slicker."

100% Portuguese wool, 131 yards, 100 grams

Needles: US 11 (7mm -  8mm)

Gauge: 10 stitches = 4 inches

Hand wash only, lay flat to dry.

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