Retrosaria – Mondim
Mondim is a very unique sock yarn as it does not contain any nylon nor has it been superwash treated. Made of sturdy Portuguese fine wool Mondim is hardwearing and has a beautifully round and rustic handle. The rich palette include speckled, self striping and plain colourways that are easy to mix and match to create striking stranded pieces. It was named after a Portuguese village once famous for its thriving sock knitting industry.
Like all Retrosaria yarns Mondim has not been bleached, with wool sourced from free range sheep that are museling free. To ensure socks made from Mondim are as durable as those made with synthetic fibres, Rosa Pomar advises reinforcing the heel and toe by holding Mondim together with a darning yarn.
Weight: 4ply (fingering)
Fibre: 100% fine Portuguese wool – non-superwash
Ball: 100g = 385m (421 yds)
Needle size: 2.00 mm – 4.00 mm (US 1 – 6)
Gauge: 24-32 stitches x 30-48 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in)
Spin: worsted spun
Fibre Origin: Portugal
Processed: milled & dyed in Portugal
Care: hand wash